Nigeria’s Olympic team arrives Korea for Suwon Invitational Tournament
Nigeria’s Olympic team landed in Korea on Tuesday afternoon at about 12:30pm Nigerian time as they get set to face hosts in Thursday’s Suwon invitational tournament in Seoul.
The Nigerian delegation arrived Korea 24 hours after they flew out of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday afternoon via an Ethiopian airline.
The team made up of 19 players and 10 officials were airborne for 16 hours, flying about four hours to Addis Ababa from Abuja and landed in Seoul after exactly 12 hours they left Ethiopia.
“We are now in Korea and we trying to get out of the airport,” assistant coach Fatai Amoo told Goal.
Coach Samson Siasia is expected to step up his side’s readiness for the Olympics men’s football event in Rio with participation in the Korea invitational tournament.
The 48-year-old is also availed the opportunity to better assess his boys ahead of the Rio Olympics where they are drawn against Japan, Colombia and Sweden in Group B.
However, defender Segun Oduduwa has been ruled out of making the trip after being injured during training.
Nigeria U23 will begin their campaign against the hosts, South Korea on Thursday, June 2 at the Suwon World Cup Stadium and later confront Denmark, Honduras at the tournament.