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Siasia Denies Dropping Alampasu

Siasia Denies Dropping Alampasu

–U-23s goalkeeper's exit from camp explained

By Sab Osuji:


Nigeria U-23s Eagles coach, Samson Siasia, has denied claims he has dropped goalkeeper Dele Alampasu from the team's Serob Legacy Hotel camp, Abuja, where they are preparing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games soccer qualifier against Congo.

Siasia, who spoke through the media officer of the team, Timi Ibikagboro, stressed that there was no truth in the report that the former Golden Eaglets and Flying Eagles shot-stopper has been shown the exit door at the Olympic team's camp.

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"Alampasu's case was like that of Musa Mohammed who came to camp and informed coach Siasia that he had to travel out to sign a contract with a club outside the country, a request Siasia granted him," Ebikagboro told completesportsnigeria.com.

"Similarly, when Alampasu came and demanded for permission to go and sort out some issues, coach Siasia did not object but allowed him.

"I don't see how that translates to dropping the goalkeeper. The import of the whole thing is that if they happen to come back well on time to meet the first leg match against Congo, fine.

"But if not, there is still the return leg match to be played. Siasia has not dropped any player, especially Dele Alampasu or any other one for that matter."

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