There is finally some reason to smile for Nigeria U-23
Coach, Samson Siasia following the cheering news that the Chelsea duo of
John Obi Mikel as well as Kenneth Omeruo who was last season sent on
loan to Super Lig side Kasimpasa will both be available for the Rio
Aside the duo of Mikel and Omeruo, Coach Siasia also confirmed that
he has enough cover in-between the sticks as South Africa based Daniel
Akpeyi has also given the green lights that he would be available not
just for the tournament but also for the training camp in the United
“We have some players that have promised to join us and they have
shown commitment like Wilfred Ndidi who has assured us that he will join
us in America.
“Other players that also promised to come are: goalkeeper Daniel
Akpeyi, Kenneth Omeruo and Mikel Obi. These are the players that are
confirmed for now,” Siasia was quoted as saying on Goal.
“If we can get all these players with the ones with us already and we
can play the way we want them to play I am sure we will have the chance
to fight for the gold medal at stake in the Olympics.
“But like I have been saying it won’t be easy at all at the Olympics
but we will try and push this team to the level needed to compete for
honours in this high level of competition”, the Dream Team VI Coach
Siasia also confirmed that Ndidi, Omeruo and Akpeyi have shown their
interest for the team’s friendly against Mexico in the United States of
America on July 2 before facing Honduras on July 27, 2016.