–Nigeria not listed in season roster
Ex-Nigeria Under-20 midfielder, Michael Olaitan, was not included in Olympiacos’ list of registered players for the league, no thanks to the ailment he suffered last season.
Olaitan slumped midway through a game against arch rivals Olympiacos in March but has since returned to full training with the rest of the squad.
SL10.ng can authoritatively report that Olaitan cannot play now because Olympiacos have exceeded the numbers of foreign players each club can register in the Greek league.
Clubs in the Greek Super League are only allowed to register five non EU players and the club did not include him in the list due to uncertainty if he will play football again at the start of the season.
The Nigerian, listed in Nigeria’s Under-23 team, can only be added to the team in January if there are any changes in the list of the non EU players.
He joined the team in the summer of the 2012/2013 season, from modest outfit Veria and his return of eight goals in his first 16 games made him a fan favorite.
Olaitan gained global popularity after impressing for Olympiacos in their shock win over Manchester United and was on the verge of a senior national team call up before his unfortunate slump.