John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo are now huge doubts for the Rio Olympic Games, it has been revealed. It has now emerged that while Chel...
John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo are now huge doubts for the Rio Olympic Games, it has been revealed.
It has now emerged that while Chelsea are yet to give the green light on Mikel playing for Nigeria at the Games.
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Watford on other hand have said in no unclear terms that they will not be releasing Ighalo for the event.
While for Ighalo, Watford have stated categorically that he will not be available for selection, a development which Nigeria U23 coach Samson Siasia has described as a big disappointment.
“I’m not sure of Mikel because Chelsea have not got back to us on his availability, while Watford said they won’t release Ighalo. “It’s a big disappointment,” Siasia was quoted on AfricanFootball.com.It now remains unclear what the next step will be, as both players had been penciled down as two of the three over-aged players that will represent the country in Brazil.
Already, Iheanacho has reportedly pulled out of contention and will report to Manchester City's pre-season.