Injured Olayinka shattered to miss Brazil friendly

Injured Olayinka shattered to miss Brazil friendly
Peter Olayinka (left)

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Mar 05, 2016. 09:15

Gent striker Peter Olayinka has said he is disappointed to miss the Nigeria U23 friendly against Brazil due to injury.

Imoh Ezekiel replaces Olayinka

The former Skenderbeau of Albania striker said he was delighted and thanked coach Samson Siasia for the opportunity, while believing he will get another chance with the Nigeria Olympic team.

"I am very sad that I will miss the friendly match against Brazil,” said Olayinka, whose place on the squad has been taken by Anderlecht striker Imoh Ezekiel.

"I thank coach Siasia for the chance and I am very confident and I know there's still chance for me to prove myself in his team."

Olayinka also disclosed he has commenced training with Belgian champions Gent.

"I have started training with the rest of squad," he said.

Rio Olympics hosts Brazil will take on their Nigeria counterparts in a warm-up on March 24.

By Olusola Alao

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