Why I took Nigeria U-23 captaincy from Azubuike and gave it to Mikel – Siasia

Why I took Nigeria U-23 captaincy from Azubuike and gave it to Mikel - Siasia
Coach Samson Siasia has explained why he had to strip Azubuike Okechukwu who won the Senegal 2015 U-23 AFCON of the captain band of Nigeria’s Under-23 team and hand it over to John Mikel Obi for the duration of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

His words:

“After meeting with both of them and explaining my position, I am pleased to say Azubuike, who has been our captain, understood and was happy to hand over the captain’s band to Mikel.

“It is a thing of joy for my team to produce the first footballer to captain Team Nigeria to the Olympics. This, to me, is more than gratifying.”