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Siasia battles NFF over Okoronkwo

Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia has run into a road block with the NFF Technical Committee over the inclusion of Solomon Okoronkwo in the Super Eagles squad to face Ghana next month in London.

Winger Okoronkwo is expected to take Ahmed Musa’s place in the Nigeria squad when the Super Eagles squad, which was due to be made public this weekend, is released.

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Musa, who is  already a full international, has been excused to take part in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup with the Flying Eagles.

A top official said that the delay is down to the Technical Committee’s disagreement with the inclusion of Okoronkwo.
Their preference is for the coach to include a player from the domestic league instead.

But Siasia is putting his foot down on the inclusion of the Aalesund forward, and it is expected that he will get his way.
The coach has already included four players from the domestic league, with Ekigho Ehiosun, Chibuzor Okonkwo, Gege Soriola and newcomer Chigozie Agbim as the third goalkeeper.

The squad will report to camp in London on August 6.


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