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UJAH WANTS OLYMPIC ACTION

By NBF News
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FSV Mainz striker, Anthony Ujah says he is ready to join up with Nigeria's Under23 national team ahead of their 2012 Olympic qualification scheduled to kick off in Morocco later November.

Ujah is not listed as one of the foreign-based Nigerian players called up by the Nigerian Under23s head coach, Austin Eguavoen.

But the 21-year-old striker said he has told FSV Mainz officials that he is keen on representing his country when the Olympic qualification gets underway this month.

However, the player is doubtful that he will be given the clear to join up with his countrymen since the Olympic qualification is not part of the international free window in Fifa's calendar.

He added that the German Bundesliga side are also going through a patchy phase this term.

'I've told my club that I want to play for the Under23 team. But I don't know if they will release me as we are going through a difficult time in the league,' Ujah told SuperSport.com.

But the former Lillestrom forward showed fine form on Friday when he scored his first two Bundesliga goals for struggling Mainz.

His goals helped FSV Mainz to beat VfB Stuttgart 3-1 in the German Bundesliga game.

The Nigerian Under23s are currently camped at Lizzy Sports Complex in Accra, Ghana ahead of the 2012 Olympic qualification.