Super Eagles striker, Obafemi Martins has pleaded to Nigeria u-23 coach Samson Siasia to consider him as one of the three overage players’ to represent the country at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Martins, who was recently recalled to the senior national team by Sunday Oliseh after almost two years of absence having scored 15 goals in the Major League Soccer (MLS) for his American club, Seattle Sounders, said it would be fulfilling for him to play at the Olympics.
He said: “I love my country and I always want to play for my country any time. If Siasia calls me to represent Nigeria at the Olympic Games in Brazil why not, I am always free to be part of the team.
“Siasia is a fantastic coach leading the dream team to winning ways in Senegal, so it’s the dream of every player to be part of the Olympics.”
Siasia is yet to name the three overage players, something he has promised to do after his holiday.
In 2008 Olympics, Siasia took the trio Osaze Odemwingie, Victor Anichebe and Obinna Nsofor as the overage players.
Siasia will be making a return to the Olympics after his team clinched the U23 AFCON trophy in Senegal over the weekend.
Nigeria will be joined alongside Algeria and South Africa as Africa’s representatives to the 2016 Olympics in August.