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FC PORTO CLEAR THE WAY FOR MIKEL TO REPRESENT NIGERIA AT RIO 2016 OLYMPICS

Nigeria U-23 national team coach Samson Siasia has received good news on the possibility of having FC Porto Mikel Agu represent Nigeria at the Rio Olympics from the Portuguese giants.

Agu who gatecrashed the Nigeria U-23s camp has been training with the team since the start of the week in his bid to force his way into the team for August Olympics.

It appears his fine performances as reported by Owngoalnigeria.com has earned him a spot as he was among the players listed by coach Samson Siasia when mentioning list of foreign based players who have been cleared to feature at the Rio Olympics.

He has been with FC Porto since 2012 but injuries and better options in his role as a defensive midfielder has limited him to just two appearances for the main team although he has made 70 appearances for the B team.

Last season he had a frustrating time on loan at Club Brugge in Belgium playing just two games for the team who were crowned champions of the League.