Attempt by Chief Coach of the Nigeria U-23 team, Samson Siasia to have the services of high flying Liverpool of England player feature for Nigeria at the Rio Olympics has hit the rock.
Samson Siasia has indicated interest in the young Nigerian who had featured prominently in recent times for the Liverpool side, and has commenced move to have him included in his team to Rio.
But 2muchsports.com has gathered exclusively that much as the boy himself has also indicated interest to play for Nigeria the change of nationality formality cannot not be completed before the commencement of the Games. Sheyi Ojo had played for several of England under aged teams and must be officially cleared to play for Nigeria at any other senior category.
This story will come as a big blow for Siasia who has been complaining of the none release of his players by clubs in Nigeria. He is also still in search of more top players to feature for his team at the Games.
You may want to recall that Samson Siasia led the Nigeria Dream team to winning silver at the Beijing Olympic. They narrowly lost to a Messi led Argentine side in the final. He has declared that his goal is to go all the way to winning the gold at the Rio Olympics.