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Rio Olympics: U23 Eagles open camp February

The U-23 national team, the DreamTeam will start the first phase of camping ahead of the football tournament of the 2016 Olympics in February, head coach, Samson Siasia has disclosed.

“We will start the first phase of camping in February, hopefully the clubs will release their players. We know how the Olympics is.

Dream Team
Dream Team

“We realise that clubs will need their players’ services but it is also a national service.

“I’m elated by our performance at the U-23 AFCON in Senegal and qualification to the Olympics. We got many text messages from Nigerians who commended us,” Siasia revealed.

Nigeria, winners of the football gold at the Atlanta ’96 Olympics and silver at Beijing 2008 Olympics, alongside Algeria and South Africa will represent Africa while Senegal will be involved in a play-off to determine their qualification to the Rio Games.


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