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Friday, April 11, 2008

Danny Shittu Set For The Olympic Games

If it happens and if rumours of a Shittu return to QPR, turn out to be true, it might be of more than just "ex-QPR" interest. If he is called up, he'll miss the beginning of next season.

Nigeria put English-based defenders on Games standby
(Reuters) - Nigeria have put two overage English-based defenders on standby to be in their squad for the soccer tournament at August's Olympic Games, the Nigerian Football Association said on Thursday.
Coach Samson Siasia said he would add three overage players for the Beijing Games to the under-23 squad that qualified for the 16-team tournament last month.
Everton defender Joseph Yobo and Watford's Danny Shittu, who are 27-years-old, were named on a shortlist of seven, meaning they could miss the start of the next English season.
The Olympic Games are scheduled for August 8-24.
FIFA regulations do not oblige clubs to release players for the Olympics but Sepp Blatter, president of soccer's governing body, has asked for cooperation if players are selected.
Siasia's other possible overage choices are Lokomotiv Moscow striker Peter Odemwingie, Ike Uche of Spanish club Getafe, midfielder Yusuf Ayila from Dynamo Kiev and goalkeepers Austin Ejide and Vincent Enyeama.
Siasia last week discounted taking Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, who qualifies to play for the under-23s but ignored several call-ups in the qualifying campaign..." Guardian

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