Coach Siasia not sure of Mikel for Rio Olympics

Coach Siasia not sure of Mikel for Rio Olympics

Coach Samson Siasia is not certain Mikel Obi will feature at the Rio Olympics.
Siasia had enlisted Mikel Obi as one of the over-aged players for the games, but says he is yet to get the approval of Chelsea for the release of the player.
Similarly, Premier League club Watford have refused release of Odion Ighalo who is also on the list of over-aged players.

“I’m not sure of Mikel because Chelsea have not got back to us on his availability, while Watford said they won’t release Ighalo,” he said.

“It’s a big disappointment.”

Another choice, Kelechi Iheanacho, has also decided to remain at his club rather than be in Brazil for the Olympics.

Coach Siasia is hopeful that the likes of Umar Aminu (Turkey), Wilfred Ndidi, Moses Simon (Belgium), Kenneth Omeruo (England) and Shehu Abdullahi (Portugal) will be available for the tournament.

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