Coach Samson Siasia has taken a giant step towards overhauling the Nigeria U-23s by handing call up to more than 12 players who are members of the Nigeria senior national team ahead of their campaign at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Siasia reportedly angered by the team poor showing at the recently concluded Suwon Invitational Tournament in South Korea where Nigeria lost twice including a heavy 2-6 loss to Denmark has reacted by calling up more players to create competition in the team.
The players include the likes of Kenneth Omeruo, Alex Iwobi,Kingsley Madu,Moses Simon,Wilfred Ndidi,Aminu Umar,Daniel Akpeyi,Musa Mohammed and with Stanley Amuzie who is also a player of the senior national team set to be included as many as over ten Super Eagles players are set to be in the team including two yet to be named overage players.
Already the likes of Akpeyi, Abdullahi,Madu,Simon,Ndidi,Musa and Amuzie are waiting to be issued visas by the US embassy for the training camp which will hold in Atlanta beginning from The 29th of June.
Bar Akpeyi who is set to be included as an overage players the above mentioned players are all within the age bracket to play for Nigeria at the Rio Olympics and their participation could come at the expense of some players who quailified the team for the Olympics.
While Nigerians wait for the coach to name the three over age players he hopes to include in his team, reports are rife that Daniel Akpeyi who keeps goal for Chippa FC of South Africa has picked one of the spots as an overage player.