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Rio 2016: Nigeria’s Olympics Soccer Team To Open Training Camp In Atlanta

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’s U23 soccer team will open its training camp in the United States ahead of the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio, , the Federation (NFF) said on Friday.

HERE IS ALL THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT:

  • The NFF said its decision to choose Atlanta was at the behest of coach Samson Siasia.
  • Atlanta witnessed Nigeria’s historic triumph in the Olympics football event 20 years ago.
  • According to Siasia the venue was chosen in order to “psychologically prepare” his boys for victory in Brazil.
  • Nigeria has named a 35-man provisional squad which includes star Mikel Obi ahead of the camping.
  • The team will also play a number of friendlies while preparing hard for the Olympic football event, the local football federation said.
  • Adding the training program would make it easier for the U23 team’s handlers to draw a final list of 18 players for the competition.
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