Addressing the players after its friendly game on Thursday at the practice pitch of the National Stadium, Abuja, Coach Siasia charged those selected for the trip to see it as an honour. “That you were selected does not mean that those not selected are not good. We simply want to give everyone enough opportunity to justify why they should be part of the team to the Rio Olympics.” To those who were dropped, Coach Siasia told them not to see themselves as not being part of the plans of the technical crew, but a clarion call to work even harder, as the team will be going to the United States of America for its final camping exercise where the best will be selected for the Olympics. The delegation of 20 players and 10 officials will be led by NFF Executive Committee member and Chairman of the NFF Media and Publicity Committee, Hon. Suleiman Yahaya-Kwande. The group is expected to depart Nigeria for Korea Republic on Monday, 30th May aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight, and arrive in Seoul on Tuesday.
20 PLAYERS FOR SUWON TOURNAMENT
1. Emmanuel Daniel 2. Yusuf Mohammed 3. Emmanson Daniel 4. Sincere Seth 5. Ndifreke Effiong 6. Segun Oduduwa 7. Stanley Amuzie 8. Julius Emiloju 9. Erhun Obanor 10. Saturday Erimuya 11. Azubuike Okechukwu 12. Usman Mohammed 13. Stanley Dimgba 14. Sodiq Popoola 15. Saviour Godwin 16. Taiwo Awoniyi 17. Ubong Ekpai 18. Abdulrahman Taiwo 19. Nathan Oduwa 20. Tiongoli Tonbara