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Siasia Pleads With Media Over Rio List

Posted: Jul 22, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Steve Oma-Ofozor
Lagos – Samson Siasia, U-23 coach, has pleaded with the media to exercise patience and wait for the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to release the final list of players before any publication.
A close source to the team camp said that Siasia was yet to release the final list of players for the Olympics soccer event as have been speculated in some quarters.
“Coach Samson Siasia has not made any release concerning the team list for the Rio Olympics in America,” the source said.
Against this backdrop the source adds, “In fact he was sad to read the report on the online media.”
Hence, “He has pleaded that sports reporters should wait for the appropriate quarter which is the Nigeria Football Federation to make the release.”
Meanwhile, top names as Kenneth Omeruo and Wilfred Ndidi the source also revealed may not be selected for the Games.
In the same vein, John Obi Mikel and Daniel Akpeyi who were picked as Nigeria’s two overage players may also not be considered for selection due to club commitment.
“Omeruo wanted to play, but he has not sorted his contract issue with Chelsea, who have gotten a new Coach Antonio Conte,” a reliable source told Goal.
“Wilfred issue is on his club coach wanting Siasia to make the player a starter in his team which Siasia believed was a mere excuse for not releasing the defender,” the source concluded.