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Olympics: Nigeria 5-4 Japan - FT

04/08/2016

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Nigeria Vs Japan:
Olympics 2016: Group B,
Date: Friday, August 5, 2016,
Kick-off: 2:00 (Nigeria Time)
Venue: Arena da Amazonia (Amazonas).
Atlanta 1996 Olympic event champions, lock horns with Asian giant Japan for their first game in Group B.
Nigeria U-23 team will be making their 7th Olympics appearance, after they first showed up in the 1968 edition that took place in Mexico. The dream has they are now called mixed the last edition in London after giving a wonderful account of themselves in earlier edition in Beijing. 
The Dream Team XI under the guidance of Siasia went all way to the final in Beijing, and are searching for their 2nd Olympics gold medal under the tutelage of same man in Rio.
Japan gave a wonderful account of themselves in the last edition, as they roared all way to Semi-final where they suffered a 3-1 thrashing from the hands of the tournament eventual winners “Mexico”. The Asian side highest heights was that Semifinal appearance in 2012, and are desperate in search of their first football Olympics Gold medal ahead of them hosting in 2020.
FT Nigeria 5-4 Japan. Great start by the Dream Team VI.‎
90' 3 mins additional time to be played. Nigeria 5-3 Japan
86' Substitution: Mikel John Obi OUT, Saliu Popoola IN. Nigeria 5-3 Japan
77' Substitution: Imoh Ezekiel OUT, Ndifreke Udo IN. Nigeria 5-3 Japan
Substitution: Usman Muhammed OUT, Kingsley Madu IN. Nigeria 5-3 Japan
69' Goal. Japan scores. Nigeria 5-3 Japan
66'Goooall. Etebo scores goal no. 5 Nigeria 5-2 Japan
50' Gooooal! Etebo gets his hattrick. Nigeria 4-2 Japan
49' PENALTY! Umar is brought down in the penalty box.
46' Second half gets underway. Nigeria 3-2 Japan
HT Nigeria 3-2 Japan
41' Goooal. Etebo scores!!! Nigeria 3-2 Japan
10' And again the Dream Team let in another GOAL. Nigeria 2-2 Japan
9' Goooal. Dream Team retake the lead. Etebo scores. 2-1
5' Goooooallll! Sadiq Umar puts the Dream Team 1-0 up. Umar taps in after GK spills Imoh's effort. Nigeria 1-0 Japan
1' Game On! Nigeria 0-0 Japan

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