Obinna Nwobodo gets Dream Team invite
Monday Mar 07, 2016. 13:42
Nigeria U20 midfielder Obinna Nwobodo has been handed a late invitation by the country’s Olympic team for a friendly against Rio Olympics hosts Brazil.
Nwobodo, who has recovered fully from a major knee injury that sidelined him for nine months, has been the heart and soul of Nigeria league leaders Enugu Rangers inthe new season
The energetic midfielder has been ordered to report to the U23 training camp in Abuja on Monday.
In the meantime, the Olympic team have dropped Chukwuebuka Iroha and Oluwaseun Olulayo for not measuring up to the standards expected of them in camp since the training camp reopened.
The coaches said they were disappointed with the level of fitness displayed by the two players, who were part of the team who triumphed at the Africa U23 Cup of Nations in Senegal in December 2015.
They therefore warned that no player is guaranteed automatic shirt to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.