Siasia To Prune U-23 Eagles Pre-Olympics Camping List Down To 50

Siasia To Prune U-23 Eagles Pre-Olympics Camping List Down To 50

By Johnny Edward: 

There are strong indications that the proposed 60 man provisional list drawn up by Dream Team coach Samson Siasia for the Rio 2016 Olympics will be pruned down from 60 to 50, Completesportsnigeria.com has reliably gathered.

Completesportsnigeria.com gathered that the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, are currently considering the cost implications of camping sixty players ahead of the Games.

"Having pulled out of the Toulon Tournament in France will cost the Federation about 80,000 euros. Siasia has been mandated to draw up a list of 50 players and not 60 anymore," the source revealed to Completesportsnigeria.com.

"The only pre-tournamnet game for the team will be the South Korea Invitational Tournament coming up early June."

Nigeria are in Group B along with Japan, Colombia and Sweden, for the the preliminary group stage of the men's football event of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Meanwhile, Siasia has revealed that he will release the names of foreign based professionals expected to be part of the preparation in the coming weeks.


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