Bordeaux Samuel Kalu Favourite To Be Named As Captain Of Nigeria U23 Team For The Olympics


Reports gathered by has it that Bordeaux Nigerian wing forward Samuel Kalu is favorite to be named as captain of the Nigeria U23 team when they resume for camping ahead of the qualifiers for the Africa U23 Cup of Nations.


20 year old Kalu is already a firm fan favorite owing to his display since his debut for the Super Eagles and he has shown enough to be considered for the role of captain of the Nigeria U23 team.

The team will resume training next month ahead of the start of the qualifiers for the Africa U23 Cup of Nations in March with Kalu expected to be named as one of the foreign based players in the team and possibly captain.

Others include Samuel Chukwueze, Victor Osimhen, Taiwo Awoniyi, Hilary Gong, Abdul Zubairu, Kingsley Michael, Tosin Kehinde and Orji Okonkwo.

A decision on the inclusion of Francis Uzoho is expected to be made by the coaches although sources gathered he is for now the sure bet to be in goal for the team.

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For now the team will resume camping under the tutelage of coach Imama Amapakabo with Salisu Yusuf expected to return to his role as head coach of the team when his suspension due to allegation of bribe taking comes to an end.