Siasia shuns Musa, picks Ighalo, Mikel

Samson-SiasiaNational Under-23 team coach Samson Siasia has  sensationally left CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa out  his  35-man provisional list for  the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men’s football event.

The Russia-based player had been touted to make the list as one of the overage players allowed for the tournament. But Siasia did not include the former Kano Pillars star, who is keen on joining  Premier League champions Leicester City during  the summer window.

However,  former Nigeria striker Siasia  listed Musa’s Super Eagles’ teammates Chelsea midfielder  Mikel Obi, Watford scoring sensation Odion Ighalo,  Godfrey Oboabona and South Africa-based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi, who are over 23 years, for camping in the United States, where  he will pick his  final  18-man squad for Rio 2016. FIFA allows each country to select  three overage players for the Olympics.  The Rio Games   run from August 5 to 22.

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