Samson Siasia on Friday named his 18- man squad for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil –with the Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi and South Africa-based goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi the overage players on the list.
Nigeria are drawn against Japan, Colombia and Sweden in Group B in the Rio 2016 men’s football event. The competition is for Under-23 players. Each team is allowed three overage players.
Goalkeepers: Daniel Akpeyi, Emmanuel Daniel
Defenders: Sincere Seth, William Troost-Ekong, Saturday Erimuya, Kingsley Madu, Shehu Abdullahi, Ndifreke Udo Effiong, Stanley Amuzie
Midfielders: John Obi Mikel, Okechukwu Azubuike, Usman Mohammed, Saliu Popoola
Strikers: Junior Ajayi, Oghenekaro Etebo, Aminu Umar, Sadiq Umar, Imoh Ezekiel
Standby: Stanley Dimgba, Godwin Saviour, Yusuf Bala, Awoniyi Taiwo