Saturday Jul 23, 2016. 21:00
Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi and four other top players are expected to join the country’s Olympic team at their training camp in Atlanta Georgia, United States of America, on Sunday.
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The other players are William Troost-Ekong, Kingsley Madu, Oghenekaro Etebo and Daniel Akpeyi.
Mikel and Akpeyi are the two over-aged players Nigeria will parade in Rio next month, while Norway-based Troost-Ekong and Madu have been capped at full international level and will now make their debut for the Olympic team..
Officials informed AfricanFootball.com Mikel and the other players have confirmed their arrival in Atlanta and they could even feature in the team’s final warm-up match against Rio-bound Honduras on Tuesday.
“Mikel and the other players have confirmed their arrival,” an official said.
“Their arrival will most certainly boost team morale.”