Siasia releases 35-man provisional list for the Rio Olympics

Samson Siasia, head coach of the U-23 team has released the 35-man provisional list for this year’s Rio Olympics.

He included in the list, Super Eagles players such as John Obi Mikel, Odion Ighalo, Kelechi Ihenacho, Alexi Iwobi and others.

Nigeria will play Sweden, Colombia and Japan in Group B to qualify beyond the preliminary round of the men’s football event in Rio.

The 35 man list would be cut down to 18 prior to the competition.

Siasia coached the 2008 football team to claim a silver medal at the Beijing Olympics.

Here is the 35-man list.

1.Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa FC, South Africa)

2. Yusuf Bala (Kano Pillars)

3. Emmanuel Daniel (Enugu Rangers)

4. Taiwo Abdulrahman (Kwara United)

5. Ndubuisi Agu (FC Porto, Portugal)

6. Junior Ajayi (CS Sfaxien, Tunisia)

7. Stanley Amuzie (Olhanense FC, Portugal)

8. Taiwo Awoniyi (Frankfurt FC, Germany)

9. Okechukwu Azubuike (Yeni Malatyaspor, Turkey)

10. Etor Daniel (Enyimba FC)

11. Augustine Dimgba (Sunshine Stars)

12. William Ekong (Haugesund FC, Norway)

13. Saturday Erimuya (Kayseri Erciyespor, Turkey)

14. Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense FC, Portugal)

15. Imoh Ezekiel (Anderlecht, Belgium)

16. Saviour Godwin (Ostende, Belgium)

17. Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England)

18. Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England)

19. Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England)

20. Emiloju Julius (MFM FC)

21. Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin, Slovakia)

22. John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England)

23. Musa Muhammed (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey)

24. Usman Muhammed (CF Uniao, Portugal)

25. Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium)

26. Erhun Obanor (MFM FC)

27. Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey)

28. Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea FC, England)

29. Sodiq Saliu (Seraing FC, Belgium)

30. Abdullahi Shehu (CF Uniao, Portugal)

31. Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium)

32. Seth Sincere (Rhapsody FC)

33. Ndifreke Udo (Abia Warriors)

34. Aminu Umar (Osmalispor, Turkey)

35. Sadiq Umar (AS Roma, Italy)

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