Coach Samson Siasia has issued a warning to all invited foreign-based players for Suwon Invitational Tournament to report to camp on Wednesday of forget about making the team for the Rio Olympics.
Making this deadline at the FIFA Goal Project Pitch in Abuja after the Monday evening training session, Siasia expressed his displeasure as most of the invited players have refused to report in camp although they are already in the country. The coach said only when they train together can he select players for Olympics, adding that no player will walk into the team with earning it.
He said ‘
“It is annoying that these boys have not placed the same importance myself and other members of the technical crew have placed on the Olympics. I have information that aside one or two players who are involved in their team’s play –off games, the others have arrived the country but have just refused to report to camp.
“If they don’t report to camp on time, how can I work on them to know their level of adaptability to my game plan? It’s frustrating sometimes. Except for Saturday Keigo who reported to camp on Sunday, the others have not bothered to report.”
The affected foreign-based players are Amuzie Stanley, Azubuike Okechukwu, Usman Mohammed, Sodiq Popoola, Saviour Godwin, Taiwo Awoniyi and Nathan Oduwa.