Nigeria national under-23 football team

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Nigeria Olympic football team
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Dream Team
Association Nigeria Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Samson Siasia
FIFA code NGR
First colours
Second colours
Olympic Games
Appearances 6 (First in 1968)
Best result Winner: 1996 Atlanta
All-Africa Games
Appearances 5 (First in 1973)
Best result Winner: 1973

Nigeria Olympic football team represents Nigeria in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except during the Olympic Games where the use of three overage players is allowed. The team is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation.

Current Squad[edit]

Squad called for the January 2015 friendlies vs. Tunisia[1]

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1GK Daniel Emmanuel 1 Nigeria Enugu Rangers
1GK Akande Abiodun 0 Nigeria Shooting Stars
1GK Bala Yusuf Mohammed (1995-09-05) 5 September 1995 (age 19) 0 Nigeria Kano PIllars
2DF Okorom Stanley 0 Nigeria 36 Lions
2DF Erhun Obanor (1995-09-05) 5 September 1995 (age 19) 1 Nigeria Bendel Insurance
2DF Oduduwa Segun Tope 1 Nigeria Nath Boys
2DF Sani Faisal (1996-10-15) 15 October 1996 (age 18) 1 Nigeria Abuja Football College
2DF Amuzie Stanley 1 Nigeria
2DF Sincere Muenfuh Seth 0 Nigeria Supreme Court F.C.
3MF Azubuike Okechukwu (1997-04-19) 19 April 1997 (age 17) 1 Nigeria Bayelsa United
3MF Effiong Emmanuel Etim 1 Nigeria Abuja Football College
3MF Obochi Peter Eneojo 0 Nigeria
3MF Godwin Savior (1996-08-22) 22 August 1996 (age 18) 1 Nigeria Plateau United
4FW Odibo Godwin 1 Nigeria Nath Boys
4FW Tiongoli Tonbara 0 Nigeria Bayelsa United
4FW Omofoman Freedom (1994-10-21) 21 October 1994 (age 20) 0 Nigeria Warri Wolves
4FW Etebo Oghenekaro (1995-11-09) 9 November 1995 (age 19) 1 Nigeria Warri Wolves
4FW Ajayi Oluwafemi 1 Nigeria Shooting Stars
4FW Adetunji Sunday 0 Nigeria El-Kanemi Warriors
4FW Peter Onyekachi Samuel 0 Nigeria Enyimba
4FW Ewenike Achibi Chibuike (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 21) 0 Nigeria Warri Wolves

Other achievements[edit]

Olympic medal record
Men’s Football
Gold 1996 Atlanta Team
Silver 2008 Beijing Team
  • TIFOCO Tournament[3]
    • Third-place: 2003

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siasia picks 21 for Tunis (9jafootball.com)
  2. ^ Niger International Tournament (2002) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.
  3. ^ TIFOCO Tournament (2003) rsssf.com. Retrieved 21-12-2013.

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