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Nigeria national under-23 football team

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Nigeria Olympic football team
Nickname(s) Dream Team
Association Nigeria Football Federation
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Samson Siasia
Captain John Obi Mikel
FIFA code NGR
First colours
Second colours
Olympic Games
Appearances 6 (first in 1968)
Best result Winner: (1996)
African 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 male 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.

Honours[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

U-23 Africa Cup of Nations record[edit]

U-23 Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances: 2
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
Morocco 2011 Group stage 6th 3 1 0 2 5 4
Senegal 2015 Winners 1st 5 3 2 0 8 5
Zimbabwe 2019 To be determined
Total Runners-up 2/2 8 4 2 2 13 9

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

18-man Squad called for the 2016 Summer Olympics

Caps/goals as of Bronze Medal game vs Honduras 20 August 2016

Head coach: Samson Siasia

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Daniel Akpeyi* (1986-08-03)3 August 1986 (aged 30) 3 0 South Africa Chippa United
2 2DF Muenfuh Sincere (1998-04-28)28 April 1998 (aged 18) 25 0 Nigeria Rhapsody
3 2DF Kingsley Madu (1995-12-12)12 December 1995 (aged 20) 3 0 Slovakia AS Trenčín
4 2DF Shehu Abdullahi (1993-03-12)12 March 1993 (aged 23) 9 0 Portugal União da Madeira
5 2DF Saturday Erimuya (1998-01-10)10 January 1998 (aged 18) 6 1 Turkey Kayseri Erciyesspor
6 2DF William Troost-Ekong (1993-09-01)1 September 1993 (aged 22) 6 0 Norway Haugesund
7 4FW Aminu Umar (1995-03-06)6 March 1995 (aged 21) 9 2 Turkey Osmanlıspor
8 3MF Oghenekaro Etebo (1995-11-09)9 November 1995 (aged 20) 19 11 Portugal Feirense
9 4FW Imoh Ezekiel (c) (1993-10-24)24 October 1993 (aged 22) 6 0 Belgium Anderlecht
10 3MF John Obi Mikel* (1987-04-22)22 April 1987 (aged 29) 6 1 England Chelsea
11 4FW Junior Ajayi (1996-01-29)29 January 1996 (aged 20) 19 10 Egypt Al Ahly
12 3MF Popoola Saliu (1994-08-07)7 August 1994 (aged 21) 8 0 Belgium Seraing United
13 4FW Umar Sadiq (1997-02-02)2 February 1997 (aged 19) 6 4 Italy Roma
14 3MF Azubuike Okechukwu (1997-04-19)19 April 1997 (aged 19) 24 1 Turkey Yeni Malatyaspor
15 2DF Ndifreke Udo (1998-08-15)15 August 1998 (aged 17) 18 0 Nigeria Abia Warriors
16 2DF Stanley Amuzie (1996-02-28)28 February 1996 (aged 20) 18 0 Portugal Olhanense
17 3MF Usman Mohammed (1994-03-02)2 March 1994 (aged 22) 19 1 Portugal União da Madeira
18 1GK Emmanuel Daniel (1993-12-17)17 December 1993 (aged 22) 25 0 Nigeria Enugu Rangers

* Over-aged player.

Recent call ups[edit]

[3] [4] [5][6][7][8] [9]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Bala Yusuf Mohammed (1995-09-05) 5 September 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars
1GK Emmanson Daniel 0 0 Nigeria Akwa United
2DF Oduduwa Segun Tope (1995-10-10)10 October 1995 (aged 20) 17 1 Nigeria Nath Boys
2DF Zaharaddeen Bello (1997-12-17) 17 December 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Nigeria Dabo Babes
2DF Sodiq Atanda (1993-08-26) 26 August 1993 (age 23) 5 0 Albania Apolonia
2DF Semiu Liadi (1993-02-15) 15 February 1993 (age 24) 1 0 Nigeria Warri Wolves
2DF Moshood Kabiru (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 (age 18) 1 0 Nigeria Ikorodu United F.C.
2DF Julius Emiloju 2 0 Nigeria MFM FC
2DF Mustapha Abdullahi (1996-01-18) 18 January 1996 (age 21) 4 1 Nigeria Spotlight F.C.
2DF Chima Akas (1994-05-03) 3 May 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Nigeria Sharks
2DF Chizoba Amaefule (1994-10-28) 28 October 1994 (age 22) 6 0 Nigeria Rivers United F.C.
2DF Elohor Godswill (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Spain FC Barcelona B
2DF Musa Muhammed (1996-10-31) 31 October 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Turkey Başakşehir
2DF Ikechukwu Okorie (1993-11-18) 18 November 1993 (age 23) 0 0 Nigeria Enyimba
2DF Sani Faisal (1996-10-15) 15 October 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Nigeria Abuja Football College
3MF Nathan Oduwa (1996-03-05) 5 March 1996 (age 20) 3 0 England Colchester United
3MF Stanley Dimgba (1993-03-29) 29 March 1993 (age 23) 6 0 Nigeria Sunshine Stars
3MF Moses Ubong Ekpai (1995-10-17) 17 October 1995 (age 21) 4 1 Nigeria Akwa United F.C.
3MF Godwin Savior (1996-08-22) 22 August 1996 (age 20) 12 2 Belgium KV Oostende
3MF Ovbokha Agboyi (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Slovenia NK Zavrč
3MF Kingsley Sokari (1995-05-30) 30 May 1995 (age 21) 8 1 Nigeria Enyimba
3MF Godspower Aniefiok 4 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars
3MF Effiong Emmanuel Etim 1 1 Nigeria Abuja Football College
3MF Balogun Yusuf Ola (1994-10-30) 30 October 1994 (age 22) 6 3 Nigeria Giwa FC
3MF Odibo Godwin 1 0 Nigeria Nath Boys
3MF Lordson Ichull (1994-03-23) 23 March 1994 (age 22) 4 0 Nigeria Warri Wolves
3MF Bernard Bulbwa (1996-10-11) 11 October 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Tunisia Esperence
3MF Solomon Theophilus (1996-01-18) 18 January 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Croatia HNK Šibenik (on loan from Rijeka)
3MF Tiongoli Tonbara (1996-06-28) 28 June 1996 (age 20) 10 0 Nigeria Bayelsa United
4FW Yaro Bature (1995-12-15) 15 December 1995 (age 21) 8 1 Nigeria Nasarawa United
4FW Taiwo Awoniyi (1997-08-12) 12 August 1997 (age 19) 10 2 Germany FSV Frankfurt
4FW Abdulrahman Taiwo 4 2 Nigeria Kwara United
4FW Victor Osimhen (1998-12-29) 29 December 1998 (age 18) 2 0 Germany Wolfsburg
4FW Kufre Ebong 4 0 Nigeria Warri Wolves
4FW Omofoman Freedom (1994-10-21) 21 October 1994 (age 22) 2 0 Nigeria Warri Wolves
4FW Musa Yahaya (1996-12-16) 16 December 1996 (age 20) 1 0 England Tottenham Hotspur
4FW Christian Pyagbara (1996-03-13) March 13, 1996 (age 20) 9 3 Nigeria Sharks
4FW Peter Onyekachi (1992-05-06) 6 May 1992 (age 24) 5 2 Nigeria Enyimba
4FW Iyayi Believe (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Turkey Kayseri Erciyesspor
4FW Isaac Success (1996-01-07) 7 January 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Spain Granada CF
4FW Etor Daniel (1993-05-05) 5 May 1993 (age 23) 6 1 Nigeria Enyimba

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Niger International Tournament 2002". Rsssf.com. 2009-12-21. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  2. ^ "TIFOCO Tournament 2003". Rsssf.com. 2003-03-27. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Osimhen, Imoh top Nigeria U23 squad for Brazil friendly". Goal.com. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
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  5. ^ "MTN Football". MTN Football. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
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  7. ^ "Siasia Invites 30 For Olympics Qualifier". Thenff.com. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  8. ^ "Junior Ajayi, Taiwo Awoniyi top 20-man squad for Congo game". Goal.com. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  9. ^ Okeleji, Oluwashina (2015-11-23). "Under-23 Nations Cup: Nigeria include Osimhen in squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 

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