11 Players Dropped From Nigeria’s Olympic Football Team

Oct 10, 2011 – The Technical crew of Nigeria’s Olympic football team at the weekend decamped Eleven players from the 29 that made it to camp in the first phase of camping.

The team have opened camp ahead of next month’s CAF U-23 Africa championship which serves as the final qualifying round for the men football event for London 2012 Olympic.

The dropped players include Orji Kalu (Heartland) Uche David (Sharks) Imole Bashiru (Bolowotan ) Yakubu Olarenwaju (Rising star) Abomina Izuegbu (36 Lions) and Chinedu Sunday (Rangers).

Others are Abubakar Kareem (First bank) Ekpai Ubong (Akwa United) Sadiq Saliu (36 Lions) Stanley Ohawuchi (Heartland) did not report to camp and Franklyn Okafor ( Bendel Insurance).

According to media officer of the team, Arafat Aliu, the players left the team’s Genesis Hotel camp, Ibadan on Sunday.

He also added that Dele Ajiboye (In pic)will lead the early arrivals of players as phase two of the team’s camping exercise begins on Monday.

Also expected to hit camp on Monday is Ganiu Oseni, Kingsley Udoh and Shope Ahmed. (Daily Times)