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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.

Other achievements[edit]

  • TIFOCO Tournament[2]
    • Third-place: 2003
Olympic medal record
Men’s Football
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Team
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Team

Current squad[edit]

31-man Squad called for the 2015 CAF U-23 Championship qualification. [3][4] Caps/goals current as of 19 July 2015 after game with Congo.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Daniel Emmanuel 7 0 Nigeria Enugu Rangers
1GK Daniel Emmason 0 0 Nigeria Akwa United
1GK Bala Yusuf Mohammed (1995-09-05) 5 September 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars
2DF Sodiq Atanda (1993-08-26) 26 August 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Albania Apolonia
2DF Amuzie Stanley 7 0
2DF Erhun Obanor (1995-09-05) 5 September 1995 (age 19) 6 0 Nigeria Abia Warriors F.C.
2DF Oduduwa Segun Tope 6 1 Nigeria Nath Boys
2DF Ebuka Iroha 0 0 Nigeria Diamond Football Academy
2DF Nnaemeka Uzoma 0 0 Nigeria Heartland F.C.
2DF Semiu Liadi 0 0 Nigeria Warri Wolves
2DF Sincere Muenfuh Seth 4 0 Nigeria Supreme Court F.C.
2DF Chima Akas (1994-05-03) 3 May 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Nigeria Sharks
2DF Ikechukwu Okorie (1993-11-18) 18 November 1993 (age 21) Nigeria Enyimba
3MF Azubuike Okechukwu (1997-04-19) 19 April 1997 (age 18) 7 0 Nigeria Bayelsa United
3MF Mohammed Usman 3 0 Nigeria Taraba F.C.
3MF Eteobong Elisha 0 0 Tunisia Esperance
3MF Oladapo Augustine 0 0 Nigeria
3MF Gabriel Abalo (1995-05-14) 14 May 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Portugal Rio Ave F.C.
3MF Olisah Ndah 0 0 Nigeria
3MF Saliu Popoola (1994-08-07) 7 August 1994 (age 20) 0 0 France FC Metz
3MF Etor Daniel (1993-05-05) 5 May 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Nigeria Enyimba
3MF Godwin Savior (1996-08-22) 22 August 1996 (age 18) 7 1 Nigeria Plateau United
3MF Tiongoli Tonbara 4 0 Nigeria Bayelsa United
3MF Emeka Kenneth 0 0 Nigeria
4FW Musa Yahaya (1996-12-16) 16 December 1996 (age 18) 1 0 England Tottenham Hotspur
4FW Etebo Oghenekaro (1995-11-09) 9 November 1995 (age 19) 7 2 Nigeria Warri Wolves
4FW Ajayi Oluwafemi 5 7 Nigeria Shooting Stars
4FW Peter Onyekachi (1992-05-06) 6 May 1992 (age 23) 5 2 Nigeria Enyimba
4FW Aminu Umar (1995-03-06) 6 March 1995 (age 20) Turkey Samsunspor
4FW Taiwo Awoniyi (1997-08-12) 12 August 1997 (age 17) 2 2 Nigeria Imperial Academy
4FW Imoh Ezekiel (1993-10-24) 24 October 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Qatar Al-Arabi

Recent callups[edit]

[5][6][7]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Akande Abiodun Asimiyu (1993-12-10) 10 December 1993 (age 21) 4 0 Nigeria Shooting Stars
2DF Godwin Ekpo 0 0 unattached
2DF Chisom Kisito 0 0 Nigeria Diamond Football Academy
2DF Mustapha Abdullahi (1996-01-18) 18 January 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Nigeria Spotlight F.C.
2DF Aniyikaye Adeleye 0 0 Nigeria Gabros
2DF Sani Faisal (1996-10-15) 15 October 1996 (age 18) 1 0 Nigeria Abuja Football College
3MF Effiong Emmanuel Etim 1 1 Nigeria Abuja Football College
3MF Odibo Godwin 1 0 Nigeria Nath Boys
3MF Obochi Peter Eneojo 0 0 Nigeria Ace Academy
3MF Lordson Ichull (1994-03-23) 23 March 1994 (age 21) 4 0 Nigeria Warri Wolves
3MF Kingsley Sokari (1995-05-30) 30 May 1995 (age 20) 3 0 Nigeria Enyimba
3MF Sunday Gabriel 0 0 Nigeria Diamond Football Academy
3MF Moses Ekpai Ubong (1995-10-17) 17 October 1995 (age 19) 0 0 Nigeria Kano Pillars
3MF Oshobe Oladele (1993-11-25) 25 November 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Bulgaria PFC Haskovo
3MF Bernard Bulbwa (1996-10-11) 11 October 1996 (age 18) 1 0 Tunisia Esperence
4FW Austin Amutu (1993-02-20) 20 February 1993 (age 22) 6 2 Nigeria Warri Wolves
4FW Paul Onuachu (1994-05-28) 28 May 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Denmark FC Midtjylland
4FW Omofoman Freedom (1994-10-21) 21 October 1994 (age 20) 2 0 Nigeria Warri Wolves
4FW Iyorhe Luter Benjamin 0 0 Nigeria Taraba F.C.
4FW Akinbule Ayonfe 0 0 Nigeria Gateway United F.C.
4FW Adetunji Sunday 0 0 Nigeria El-Kanemi Warriors
4FW Ewenike Achibi Chibuike (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Nigeria Warri Wolves

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