Rio Olympics Football Bronze: Nigeria’s football has nosedived – Fans

Rio Olympics Football Bronze: Nigeria’s football has nosedived – Fans

Abuja – In spite of winning the bronze medal of the men’s football event of the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics, fans who followed the Dream Team VI matches say they performed averagely. The fans on Saturday in Abuja, that the team was lucky to have played the third place match of the football event. Nigeria won her first medal at the Games following the Dream Team VI 3-2 defeat of Honduras in the third place match on Saturday. Nigeria’s players William Ekong (L) and John Obi Mikel (R) celebrate after…

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Olympics: Germany to face Brazil in final after win over Nigeria

Olympics: Germany to face Brazil in final after win over Nigeria

– Germany progress into the final of the men Olympic football event after a 2-0 win over Nigeria – Goals from Lukas Klostermann and Niels Petersen gave the Germans the victory over their African counterpart – The Germans will play Brazil in the final while Nigeria will battle Honduras for the Bronze medal Germany on Wednesday, August 17, defeated Nigeria 2-0 in the semi-finals of the men Olympic football event, ending the nation’s hope of repeating their 1996 feat at the games. The Germans grabbed their first goal in the…

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Germany can’t stop Nigeria – Mikel

Germany can’t stop Nigeria – Mikel

Team Nigeria captain Mikel Obi has said the national U-23 team will go into Wednesday’s semi-final game against Germany with a winning mentality, like they have done in their previous games at the Rio 2016 Olympics. African champions Nigeria defeated Denmark 2-0 to advance to the last four stage, while the Germans hammered Portugal 4-0 to seal a clash with the Atlanta 1996 Olympic champions. Mikel, who is also the U-23 team captain, maintained his stance of picking a medal before returning to join his English Premier League side Chelsea….

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Chelsea’s Mikel John Obi scores as Nigeria beat Denmark on Saturday

Chelsea’s Mikel John Obi scores as Nigeria beat Denmark on Saturday

The Super Eagles have been in impressive form in Rio despite initial chaos in trying to reach the tournament due to plane trouble, and were firmly in control against the Danes in Salvador. Nigeria took the initiative at the Arena Fonte Nova as Imoh Ezekiel produced a fine run down the left side before teeing up Chelsea’s Mikel to finish before half-time. Ezekiel continued his impressive performance after the break, but it was Mikel who turned provider for Nigeria’s second as he set up Aminu Umar to head home from…

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Rio Olympics: Nigeria 2 vs 0 Denmark (Full Time)

Rio Olympics: Nigeria 2 vs 0 Denmark (Full Time)

Full Time: Nigeria 2-0 Denmark 91′ Reckless tackle from Kielson on Shehu. He goes into the referee’s book. 90′ Three minutes of added time. 88′ Saliu Popoola comes on for Imoh Ezekiel. 83′  Nigeria gets anotuer free-kick. Azubuike comes off for Udo Ndifreke. Junior Ajayi makes his first appearance at the Olympics. 79′ Azubuike cautioned. He becomes the fourth Nigerian player to be booked in this encounter after Sincere Seth, Mikel Obi and Usman Mohammed. 78′ Danish defender Larsen being attended to by the medical team 21:34 76′   Azubuike blasts his…

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Rio Olympic Games: Nigeria’s U-23 Team Beat Sweden 1-0, Zooms Into Quarter Final

Rio Olympic Games: Nigeria’s U-23 Team Beat Sweden 1-0, Zooms Into Quarter Final

Nigeria’s U-23 team have qualified for the quarter finals of the Rio Olympic Games after beating Sweden 1-0 at the Amazonia Arena on Sunday to remain top of group B. Sadiq Umar’s well timed header from Stanley Amuzie’s tailored cross in the 43rd minute was enough to condemned the European champions to defeat and ease the pressure from the team ahead of their final fixture against Colombia on Wednesday. The Dream Team’s early domination of possession couple with some good exchange of passes in the midfield failed to yield a…

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Player Ratings, Nigeria 1-0 Sweden: Top Marks For AS Roma Sadiq Umar

Player Ratings, Nigeria 1-0 Sweden: Top Marks For AS Roma Sadiq Umar

The Nigeria Under-23s are through to the knock out round of the Rio 2016 Olympics courtesy of a 1-0 win over Sweden thanks to a headed goal from Sadiq Umar. Owngoalnigeria.com rates the player on show for Nigeria. Emmanuel Daniel: Just like the first half, had nothing at all to do between the sticks for Nigeria, didn’t make a single save as Sweden didn’t do anything meaningful in the Nigerian goal area….7/10 Shehu Abdullahi: Joined the attack more in the second half, linked up well with Ezekiel. His ability to…

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Nigeria Show Defensive Capabilities In Win Over Sweden; Qualify For Quarterfinals At

Nigeria Show Defensive Capabilities In Win Over Sweden; Qualify For Quarterfinals At

Dream Team VI of Nigeria progressed to the quarter final of the 2016 Rio Olympics Games thanks to a narrow 1-0 victory over Sweden in a Group B match at the Arena Amazonia on Monday morning. Coach Samson Siasia kept faith with the starting XI against Japan for tonight’s game. Late comer Umar Aminu had to start from the bench, while a defense which gave away four goals against Japan on Friday was also unchanged. On opening day action, Sweden played out a 2-2 draw with Colombia and Nigeria edged…

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Rio 2016: Nigeria not ready for Games

Rio 2016: Nigeria not ready for Games

Nigeria is battling readiness three weeks before the Olympics Games in Rio. Authorities at the Nigerian athletes and sports federations say they are facing key funding issues. They argued that it is as a result of the country’s harsh economic status which has affected the sports ministry’s budget. Head coach of Nigeria’s Olympic football team, Samson Siasia said he should not be held responsible should the team fail to impress the country. “We won’t even get bronze like this, forget it, let’s face the fact, we have a lot of…

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