Rio Olympics qualifiers: Siasia contacts Ndidi

thenationonlineng– Genk of Belgium ace Wilfred Ndidi has disclosed he has been contacted by Nigeria U-23 coach Samson Siasia to be part of next month’s Rio Olympics qualifier in Senegal.

“Siasia actually spoke to me when he came to watch the Super Eagles friendlies in Belgium. He said he wants me to be part of his squad for the Olympic qualifiers,” ex-Nath Boys of Lagos star Ndidi revealed.

“I am always honoured to play for my country but the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have to first get my release from my club.”



The Africa U-23 Nations Cup is not on the FIFA international calendar even though it will serve as a qualifying tournament for next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Ndidi, who will be 19 in December, has already featured for Nigeria at U17 and U23 levels.

He is first and foremost a central defender, but this season he has played as a defensive midfielder for his Belgian club.

He has won two full international caps against DR Congo and Cameroon during the Eagles recent friendlies in Belgium.

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