Is Mikel on Nigeria's 60-player list for Rio Olympics?

Is Mikel on Nigeria's  60-player list for Rio Olympics?
Mikel Obi

by Samm Audu

Wednesday Apr 20, 2016. 07:36

AfricanFootball.com has exclusively gathered that Nigeria have compiled a list of as many of 60 players to be considered for the Rio Olympics in August with speculations that the country's skipper and Chelsea star Mikel Obi is on the list.

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All qualifiers have been given a deadline of this week to submit a list of players they will possibly feature at the football event of the Rio Olympics, which begin in Brazil on August 4.

It was further understood that this long list of players will include several top Super Eagles stars and over-aged players.

Chelsea loanee Kenneth Omeruo and Lazio midfielder Ogenyi Onazi have already declared their interest to be part of the Rio Olympics action.

Other top stars who have been linked with the team include Chelsea star Mikel Obi and Watford striker Odion Ighalo.

Coach Samson Siasia has said he already has an idea of the three over-aged players he will pick for the summer games.

Some of the players who will represent the team at next month’s Toulon Festival in France are also on the list.

Nigeria are drawn in Group B along with Japan, Sweden and Colombia at the Rio Games.



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