Nigeria 2008 Olympic Football Squad

Nigeria’s Olympic Football squad for Beijing 2008:

Coach:
Samson Siasia (43)

Goalkeepers:
Ambruse Vanzekin (22) (Akwa United)
Ezenwa Ikechukwu (19) (Ocean Boys)

Defenders:
Chibuzor Okonkwo (?) (Bayelsa United)
Taye Taiwo (23) (Olympique Marsielle, France)
Onyekachi Apam (22) (Nice, France)
Dele Adeleye (19) (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands)
James Monday (22) (Bayelsa United)
Adefemi Olubayo (22) (Hapoel Jerusalem, Israel)
Efe Ambrose (19) (Kaduna United)

Midfielders:
Sani Kaita (22) (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Isaac Promise (20) (Trabzonspor, Turkey)
Oluwafemi Ajilore (20) (Groningen, Netherlands)
Emmanuel Ekpo (20) (Columbus Crew, USA)

Strikers:
Chinedu Ogbuke (22) (Hoffenheim, Germany)
Victor Nsofor Obinna (21) (Chievo, Italy)
Solomon Okoronkwo (21) (Hertha, Germany)
Peter Odemwingie (27) (Lokomotiv Moscow, Russia)
Victor Anichebe (20) (Everton, England)

Nigeria are in Group B and have as good a chance of progressing to the knockouts as rivals Japan or USA. The key will be how they play Holland and whether they can cause an upset there or not.

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