By James Agberebi:
Nigeria U-23s coach Samson Siasia will depart for Brazil on Tuesday ahead of the draw for the men’s football event of the Rio Olympic Games.
This was revealed by the media officer of the U-23 Eagles Timi Ebikagboro on his Twitter handle on Monday.
“Dream Team coach Samson Siasia leaves for Brazil on Tuesday to attend the draws for the Rio football event,” Ebikagboro wrote.
The draws for both the men and women come up on Thursday at the Maracana Stadium.
And in the seeding that took place last week, the U-23 Eagles were drawn in Pot 2 alongside Korea Republic, Iraq and Honduras.
Hosts Brazil are in Pot 1 with Argentina, Mexico and Japan.
The 16 teams will be drawn into four groups of four (named Groups A-D)
The football event holds from 3rd to 20th August.