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Yay! Dream Team Has Won Bronze for Nigeria at #Rio2016

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BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: Nigeria players celebrate the bronze medal after the match between Nigeria and Honduras as part of Men`s Football - Olympics at Mineirao Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL – AUGUST 20: Nigeria players celebrate the bronze medal after the match between Nigeria and Honduras as part of Men`s Football – Olympics at Mineirao Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 

The Dream Team VI has delivered to Nigeria, her first medal of the Rio Olympics.

The team beat Honduras 3 goals to 2 in the third place game on Saturday.

Umar Sadiq delivered the first goal in the 34th minute of the game followed by Aminu Umar‘s 49th minute strike. Sadiq added one more goal for Nigeria in the 56th minute of the game.

The Honduran team scored 2 goals towards the end of the game, but they were insufficient to deny the Dream Team of their bronze medal.

Congrats Dream Team! Congrats Nigeria!

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL - AUGUST 20: Nigeria players celebrate the bronze medal after the match between Nigeria and Honduras as part of Men`s Football - Olympics at Mineirao Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL – AUGUST 20: Nigeria players celebrate the bronze medal after the match between Nigeria and Honduras as part of Men`s Football – Olympics at Mineirao Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 

Photo Credits: Pedro Vilela/Getty Images

23 Comments

  1. mee

    August 20, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Yes ooh, at least we are not coming back empty handed. Fried meat is better than poff poff. Congratulations Team Nigeria

    • Leah

      August 20, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      LMAO! Not if you haven’t had poff poff in years, I would easily pass on fried chicken for a bite.

    • ATL's finest

      August 20, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      Finally we won sth

  2. deedee

    August 20, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Congrats Team Nigeria, well done, you guys deserve it, our hard work paid off at last.

  3. deedee

    August 20, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Congrats Team Nigeria, well done, you guys deserve it, your hard work paid off at last

  4. Seriously

    August 20, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Congrats Dream team. I’m proud of all of you guys. Thank you, for still fighting in the midst of a not so supportive government.

  5. yass

    August 20, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    words can’t explain how proud I am of these boys!!!!!!!!!!! God Bless you guys#proudNigerian

  6. Darius

    August 20, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    They should have won gold. Why win bronze when you can win gold? My mama always told me to go for the best and not to settle for anything less.

    • Olori

      August 20, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      Question for the gods. Rubbish.

    • Teju TJ

      August 20, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      what were you doing on your couch? Why didn’t you go there and win the gold?

    • Dr EUGENE ARINZE

      August 21, 2016 at 1:34 am

      Darius, did your mama ever play football ?

    • Miss_Flygerian

      August 21, 2016 at 3:41 am

      Ewu Gambia!

    • Red

      August 21, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      ?????????

    • Tim

      August 21, 2016 at 11:46 am

      STFU!!! IDIOT WHAT HAVE YOU ACHIEVED?

  7. dami

    August 20, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    *not so supportive!………that’s putting it mildly.
    Congrats to them. Guess Self fulfilment was their sole motivation.

  8. Darius

    August 20, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    @Olori and Teju, you guys should pls calm down for Jesus. I was only trying to be funny.

    • Iris

      August 21, 2016 at 4:58 am

      ‘Trying’ being the operative word. Apparently the joke did not land. Lol, ndo.

  9. Ethio

    August 20, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    their sporting kits arrived just in time for the celebration

  10. xplorenollywood.com

    August 20, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Go Eargles, go!!! Thank God oh! 1 medal in any category is welcome. Congratulations to the team! Sia Sia we see u oh, well done to you too. Hopefully the government will realise something from this Olympics and invest in all sports!

  11. tunmi

    August 21, 2016 at 4:39 am

    Congratulations!!!!!!! ? ? ? ? ? ? sometimes the fight for bronze sef sweet pass the fight for gold.

  12. Tosin

    August 21, 2016 at 10:50 am

    We won something!!!!!!
    rio2016.com/en/medal-count-country
    Congratulations. We’re on the medal table. We’re near the bottom sha. Even though we have EVERYTHING to be near the top.

    FYI Tokyo2020 is around the corner. It is not going to be a surprise. Who is sports minister? who is an athlete? who is a sports fan? who is a supporter of sports? what are the sporting federations? who is funding athletes so they can train compete train compete compete compete at international standard between now and the next Olympics?

    God PUNISH thieves in this country.

    And God bless those who use their talents to raise others up.

    Who are the coaches that will raise the athletes that will get us the medals in 2024 in basketball and fencing and rowing and synchro? Who are the business developers that will get teams and leagues going in table tennis and volleyball and canoeing? Who will fund our best tennis players (so many tennis stories one can tell – Ana Ivanovic had an individual investor and went from war-torn Serbia to world number one and a millionaire and model, Lagos had a minor international tennis event, still has? remember that Venus and Serena visit? and some really good Nigerian players used to train in Ekiti a few years ago. Tennis doesn’t happen without money. And in today’s professionalized sports, medals don’t happen without systems. Sport eez no longer just a joking sturvs.

    Let me abuse Bella small – too much media on “celebrities” please more media on betta efforts. At least we know athletes are competing. Some of these voices-for-nothing I don’t understand.

    • Tosin

      August 25, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      http://guardian.ng/sport/ese-brume-gets-lifeline-for-tokyo-2020-olympic-games/ for instance. with the new exchange rate, 500k is now baby money, but look this is wonderful commitment and support that will really help the athletes and at least not make them be completely without support. THANK YOU TO THE PATRON Momoh!

      i can’t pretend, my advice to almost all elite athletes, if Nigerian, is to exit and fulfill their potential elsewhere. we are not organized! we are not serious! and we don’t seem to care about sports or anything like that.

  13. Dtruth

    August 21, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I’m sure if the administration did their part, these boys would’ve won Gold….Still proud of them regardless….but what’s with Nigeria and always celebrating mediocrity ??? I’m sure nations like Jamaica are smaller than Lagos but our ego , materialism and greed for money will not let us deliver when it matters the most…Giant of Africa for Internet…..Congrats Dream Team

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