Siasia Considering Osimhen For Olympic Qualifiers

Nigeria U-23 coach, Samson Siasia, is considering drafting U-17 World Cup hotshot, Victor Osimhen, for the African U-23 Nations Cup in Senegal.

Osimhen setup a new goals record at the U-17 World Cup in Chile, where he scored 10 goals, netting in all seven games as Nigeria won a fifth global crown.

According to reports, skipper Kelechi Nwakali, who was named the Most Valuable Player of the U-17 World Cup and right-back, John Lazarus, were among those Siasia was considering for the Olympics qualifiers.

The African U-23 championship serves as qualifiers for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janiero, Brazil.

Meanwhile, the Director-General of the National Sports Commission, Alhassan Yakmut, has applauded the sterling performance of the Golden Eaglets who defeated Mali to retain the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

Mr Yakmut disclosed that the Eaglets and other athletes, who recently won laurels for the nation would be hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari at a later date to be communicated to the athletes and their coaches.

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