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Efe Ambrose New Celtic coach, Rodgers blocks defender from Rio 2016

Ambrose was expected to be one of the over-age players in Samson Siasia’s squad for the football event of Rio 2016 .

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Efe Ambrose play Efe Ambrose misses out from 2016 Olympic Games ( REUTERS/Toby Melville)

Nigeria international defender, Efe Ambrose has been blocked by new Celtic coach, Brendan Rodgers from the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

Ambrose was expected to be one of the over-age players in Samson Siasia’s squad for the football event of Rio 2016 but the defensive injury crises at Celtic has stopped that from happening.

According to Daily Mail, Celtic defenders, Croatia’s Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata are likely to miss the start of the Scottish Premiership season.

Brendan Rodgers play Celtic manager has stopped Efe Ambrose from playing in the 2016 Olympic Games (Twitter/Celtic)

 

With these developments, Rodgers has decided to hold on to Ambrose despite his wish to play in the Olympic Games.

Clubs have no obligation to release their players for the Olympic Games according to FIFA regulations and Celtic are willing to exercise their right.

Brendan Rodgers and Celtic players play

Brendan Rodgers and Celtic players

(Twitter/Celtic players )

 

The Super Eagles defender is part of the Celtic team that flew to Slovenia on Monday, June 27 for a 10-day pre-season camp ahead of the new season.

 

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