Rio Olympics: Mikel, Ighalo, Iheanacho, Iwobi Make 35-Man Squad (See Full List)

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has released a 35-man provisional list for the Rio Olympics games starting on August 5, in Brazil.

Players who have had experience playing in the Nigeria senior team constitute half of those listed in Coach Siasia’s provisional squad of 35, who will train in the USA before a final list of 18 is drawn up just before the trip to Brazil.


Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa FC, South Africa),

Yusuf Bala (Kano Pillars),

Emmanuel Daniel (Enugu Rangers),

Taiwo Abdulrahman (Kwara United),

Ndubuisi Agu (FC Porto, Portugal),

Junior Ajayi (CS Sfaxien, Tunisia),

Stanley Amuzie (Olhanense FC, Portugal),

Taiwo Awoniyi (Frankfurt FC, Germany),

Okechukwu Azubuike (Yeni Malatyaspor, Turkey),

Etor Daniel (Enyimba FC),

Augustine Dimgba (Sunshine Stars),

William Ekong (Haugesund FC, Norway),

Saturday Erimuya (Kayseri Erciyespor, Turkey),

Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense FC, Portugal),

Imoh Ezekiel (Anderlecht, Belgium),

Saviour Godwin (Ostende, Belgium),

Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England),

Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England),

Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England),

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Emiloju Julius (MFM FC),

Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin, Slovakia), John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England),

Musa Muhammed (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey),

Usman Muhammed (CF Uniao, Portugal),

Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium),

Erhun Obanor (MFM FC),

Godfrey Oboabona (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey),

Kenneth Omeruo (Chelsea FC, England),

Sodiq Saliu (Seraing FC, Belgium),

Abdullahi Shehu (CF Uniao, Portugal),

Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium),

Seth Sincere (Rhapsody FC),

Ndifreke Udo (Abia Warriors),

Aminu Umar (Osmalispor, Turkey),

Sadiq Umar (AS Roma, Italy)

Nigeria’s U-23 Football team will depart the country next week for a final training camp in the United States of America ahead of this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The NFF also announced that after the friendly, the Nigeria U-23 squad will continue its training camp in the United States of America and will play Charleston Battery FC in Atlanta on Saturday, 16th July.

A game against the Honduras U23 team is also being planned for July 27.

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