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Siasia Considers Osimhen For Rio Olympics Qualifiers

Posted: Nov 12, 2015 at 2:16 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nigeria U23 coach Samson Siasia is considering drafting U17 World Cup hotshot, Victor Osimhen, for the African U23 Nations Cup in Senegal, it has been specially gathered.

Osimhen set up a new goals record at the U17 World Cup in Chile, where he scored 10 goals, netting in all seven games as Nigeria won a fifth global crown.

A top official informed: “Siasia is considering calling up Osimhen and two other players from the World Cup-winning Golden Eaglets. The players are expected to join the U23s in Morocco, where they will train before the U23 championship in Senegal.”

It was further learnt that the two other players may be skipper Kelechi Nwakali, who was named the MVP of the U17 World Cup, and one of the team’s fullbacks.

Siasia has complained about his team scoring goals and only a handful of noted strikers will be part of the 26 players who will fly out for a training stint in Morocco.

It is believed Siasia is counting on overseas-based strikers like Taiwo Awoniyi, Umar Aminu and Junior Ajayi are expected to join up with the final squad to Senegal.