Siasia hints on Ighalo, Musa for Rio Olympics



COACH Samson Siasia has hinted he is looking at the possibility of getting Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa and striker Odion Ighalo to feature at next year’s Rio Olympics as overage players.

The Olympics allow for three players outside the eligible age of 23 years to star at the tournament proper.

Chelsea star Mikel Obi has already declared his interest to play in Rio.

Siasia said he hopes to draft players who are playing regularly for their European clubs for the Olympics.

“I’m still undecided on the areas that the overage players would be needed, but I’m happy that the likes of Ighalo (Odion), (Ahmed) Musa, are in top form now and I hope they will sustain it until the Olympics,” the Nigeria U23 coach said on a television programme.

The Olympics will be staged in August 2016.

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