Siasia set to drop players from Suwon tournament

Nigeria’s U-23 football Coach, Samson Siasia is set to drop six players currently in the Suwon tournament in Korea from the 2016 Rio Olympic bound team from will be dropped.

Siasia, who is furious with his side following their second straight defeat in the tournament, is prepared to wield the axe on some of the players who have suddenly become complacent.

Siasia who had earlier revealed prior to the tournament that the performance of his lads in Korea will determine if new players will be given a chance to jostle for places in the final squad for the games in Brazil, hopes club commitments won’t hamper his preparations when the provisional squad list is out.

“There are lots of players pencilled down, but the thing is that most of the clubs may not release them for the games despite their early approval,” Siasia stated.

“That’s why there’s a large pool to pick from.

“The likes of Isaac Success, Imoh Ezekiel are expected to make summer moves to new teams while the duo of Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho are just breaking into their respective teams. We don’t know what to expect that’s why the options are still open, but you never know.”


Aisha JM