•Calls 30 players to camp
Nigeria Olympic team coach Samson Siasia has departed for Rio Olympics draw in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.
African champions Nigeria are in Pot 2 of the draw.
They won an historic Olympic soccer gold in 1996 and were beaten in the gold medal match at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
This week, Siasia, who was in charge of the team to Beijing, named 30 players from the Nigeria league for a training camp in Abuja.
Coach Siasia told NFF that the list of invited players led by goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel, also includes old reliables like defender Erhun Obanor, Stanley Dimgba, Kufre Ebong, Ndifreke Effiong, Ubong Ekpai and Daniel Etor.
Invitation has also been extended to new players like Godwin Obaje, Julius Emiloju, Ifeanyi Mathew, Kabiru Moshood and Harrison Ibukun.
The invited players are expected to arrive the Starview Hotel, Gwarinpa Estate, Abuja on Tuesday, 12th April, 2016, with their international passports, while training commences on Wednesday, 13th April.
Meanwhile, a list of foreign-based call-ups is expected to be announced soon after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) would have received commitment from their various overseas clubs.