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Siasia considers Nwakali, Osimhen for Rio 2016 qualifiers

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In from Nifemi Daniel . . .

Nigeria U-23 Eagles coach Samson Siasia has concluded plans to draft Golden Eaglets duo of Kelechi Nwakali and Victor Osimhen and for the African U-23 Nations Cup in Senegal which serves as qualifiers for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

Nwakali emerged as the Most Valuable Player while Osimhen set up a new goals record at the U17 World Cup in Chile, where he scored 10 goals, netting in all seven games as Nigeria won a fifth global crown.

The players are expected to join the U23 Eagles in Morocco, where they will train before the U23 championship in Senegal.
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Siasia has complained about his team scoring goals and only a handful of noted strikers will be part of the 26 players who will fly out for a training stint in Morocco.

It is believed Siasia is counting on overseas-based strikers like Taiwo Awoniyi, Umar Aminu and Junior Ajayi are expected to join up with the final squad to Senegal.

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