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Victor Osimhen Striker dropped from U-23 squad to 2016 Olympic Games

It was understood that Osimhen may have been left out for him to focus on the qualifiers for the U-20 AFCON against Sudan in July.

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Victor Osimhen play Victor Osimhen has been dropped from Nigeria's U-23 team for the Olympics (Instagram/Victor Osimhen)

Nigeria youth international Victor Osimhen has been dropped from the Dream Team for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Osimhen finished as the highest goal scorer at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup which Nigerian won.

He was promoted to the Dream Team and was part of the squad that won the U-23 African Cup of Nations in December 2015.

Nigeria U-23 team play Victor Osimhen's name was not included in Samson's recent squad list (Instagram)

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Pulse Sports can however confirmed that he will not be playing at the Olympics after he was left out of a 35-man provisional squad for the tournament submitted by coach Samson Siasia.

Samson Siasia play Samson Siasia has left out Osimhen from his squad to the 2016 Olympic Games (Twiiter/NFF)

 

He was spotted on his Instagram wishing his friend Taiwo Awoniyi good luck ahead of the Olympics.

The striker last featured for Nigeria’s U-23 team in a 1-0 friendly win over Brazil and it is was understood that Osimhen may have been left out for him to focus on the qualifiers for the U-20 African Cup of Nations against Sudan in July.

Victor Osimhen play Victor Osimhen may have been dropped so he can focus on the Flying Eagles (Instagram/Victor Osimhen)

 

Sudan host the Flying Eagles on July 8 with the return leg in Nigeria on July 22.          

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