Siasia drops Osimhen from Olympics squad

Head coach of Nigeria’s U-23 team, Samson Siasia, has dropped Victor Osimhen from the 35-man provisional squad for the 2016 Olympics.


The 17-year-old who is set to sign professional terms with Wolfsburg, has been left out so he can focus on the upcoming CAF U-20 AFCON qualifiers against Sudan in July.

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Siasia’s decision has been taken, so he does not have to confront Flying Eagles coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, who is banking on the striker for the matches.

Osimhen was a last-minute replacement for Isaac Success for last year’s CAF U-23 AFCON in Senegal and played in a 1-0 friendly win over Brazil.



  1. that is siasia’s biggest problem. A player like osimhen always scoling should be carried along not droping. What happen?

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