Owngoalnigeria.com understands that Gent of Belgium forward Moses Simon 21, has been permitted to represent the Nigeria U-23s at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Gent were initially reluctant to release the forward as his participation at the Olympics could rule see him miss the start of the season in Belgium but after persuasion from his representatives the has agreement has now been reached for him to be at the Olympics with Nigeria.
His childhood coach Gabbins Obaje told Owngoalnigeria.com that the speedy forward who represented Nigeria at the last U-20 World Youth Championship in New Zealand will do same for the U-23s at the Olympic games.
“He will travel to the US with the U-23s for camping as he has been assured by Gent that they won’t stand in his way of representing Nigeria at the Olympics, it was a long drawn out issue but they finally respected his wishes to play in Rio”
The forward who is presently mourning the passing away of his sister during child birth now joins the list of European based players who have been released to feature for Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympics.