On loan Chelsea defender Kenneth Omeruo has given the strongest possible hint yet that he will part of Nigeria’s football squad to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer.
Speaking in an interview with Chelsea’s official website, the 22-year old defender spoke about his plans for the summer and while stating his desire to help Kasimpasa – where he is currently on loan – finish in European places in the Turkish Super Lig, also suggested he will be part of the Olympic Games squad.
“I just want to finish the season as well as possible and try and help Kasimpasa into a European spot. After that we will start thinking about next season. There is also the Olympics which I might be involved in,” he said.
This comes on the heels of fcnaija’s revelation that the player has been included in Samson Siasia’s list of overseas based players to be called up for the Games in Brazil.
While he has been an established member of the Super Eagles for the past three years and has represented Nigeria at both the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup, the central defender is eligible for the Olympics, not as an over-aged player, as he was born on October 17, 1993.
The men’s football event of the Olympic Games in Rio is restricted to players born on or after January 1, 1993.