The club career of Kelechi Iheanacho at Manchester City and Alex Iwobi of Arsenal will be seriously hampered if the duo represent Nigeria at the Rio Olympics.
Rio 2016 Olympic football event usually start two days before the opening ceremony in August and will end on the 20th and by then the English Premiership season would have began meaning the duo will most likely miss the start of the season.
They will definitely miss part of their team pre season tour as both teenagers if selected for the olympics will be require to be in camp with Nigeria at least two weeks before the tournament while their teammates perfect strategies for the new season.
Iheanacho might be the worst hit as Manchester City will by then have a new coach in Pep Guardiola who will want to have the full compliment of his players to inculcate his style of play into the team before the start of the season.
19 year old Iheanacho is still battling to cement a spot in the team and staying away for over a month while others are in pre season training might not augur well for his career considering he might still be given days off after the olympics before resuming.
On his part Iwobi who is highly rated between within the Arsenal technical staff will face similar problems which might further hamper his chances of keeping his spot as a first team player.
However a super showing at the Olympic from both players might work positive for their career as they will earn the respect of their respective club managers for distinguishing themselves at the games.