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Congrats to the Dream Team VI! Olivia the Parrot was wrong! The parrot predicted Japan’s victory on Thursday but Nigeria won!

After series of delays and disappointments, Nigeria’s Men’s Football team at the Olympics beat their Japanese counterparts 5 goals to 4 on Thursday night in Brazil (Friday morning in Nigeria).

An early goal was scored by Nigeria’s Sadiq Umar 7 minutes into the game. Shinzo Koroki retaliated 2 minutes later for Japan.

Nigeria retook the lead with a goal from Oghenekaro Etebo in the 11th minute but not for long as Takumi Minamino leveled the score 2 minutes later.

For about thirty minutes there were no goals until Etebo came to the rescue, scoring 3 for Nigeria at the 42nd, 51st (penalty), and 66th minute of the game, putting Nigeria 3 goals ahead of Japan.

The Japanese struck back with two goals before full time, but they were not sufficient to grant them victory.

The game ended 5-4 with the Dream Team clinching their first victory in Rio!

Congrats team! We hope Atlanta ’96 repeats itself.

Watch highlights here:

7 Comments

  1. yinkus

    August 5, 2016 at 9:17 am

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    Kudos to these wonderful gentlemen.

    The Nigeria government is a disgrace a below par governance on every level.

    Not surprised some players change allegiance by playing for other countries.

    Shame on the NFF or whatever silly name they are called.

  2. Tru

    August 5, 2016 at 9:37 am

    not a bad start after the stress and jetlag. Well done guys

  3. me

    August 6, 2016 at 8:11 am

    congrats to them

  4. hitman

    August 6, 2016 at 8:12 am

    ok

  5. cool

    August 6, 2016 at 8:13 am

    nice one

    • cool

      August 6, 2016 at 8:15 am

      sure

  6. Kosiso

    August 6, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Its about time we get that Gold ! We’ve dreamt too long #DreamTeam

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