U-23 Eagles Win Friendly, Siasia Set To Name Rio Squad

U-23 Eagles Win Friendly, Siasia Set To Name Rio Squad

By Johnny Edward:

Nigeria U-23s defeated Charleston Battery 1-0 on Sunday in their second pre-Rio 2016 Olympics friendly in the USA, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.


Charleston Battery play in the United Soccer League, the third division in the United States of America professional soccer hierarchy.

The win was the team’s first since the Nigeria U-23s arrived in the US on a pre-tournament preparation in Atlanta, they lost to Mexico.

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Left-back Stanley Amuzie scored the winner for Samson Siasia’s side in the 33rd minute of the encounter.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s U-23 team coach Samson Siasia will officially release his 18-man squad for the Rio 2016 Olympic games this week, Completesportsnigeria.com has reliably gathered.

Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi and Daniel Akpeyi are expected to be included in the final squad for the Games.

Nigeria face Japan in their opening game in Manus before games against Colombia and Sweden in the group stages of the competition.

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