Nigeria U-23 football dream team lost 2-0 to Colombia on Wednesday, August 10 losing the final group B match at the Arena dos Corinthians in Sao Paulo Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
In just four minutes into the match, Captain of the Colombian team, Teofilo Gutierrez netted the first goal following a careless play by the Nigeria side.
The early goal initially destabilised the Mikel Obi-led team, but they later regained balance and took fair control of the game – but never converted any of their chances.
As the match progressed, with Colombia showing they needed the win more, a counter-attacking play in the 62nd minute soon pressured Nigeria’s goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi to foul a Colombian attacker in the six-yard box – earning the South Americans a penalty.
Dorlan Pabon fired home the second goal that cemented Colombia a place in the Quarter finals.
Nigeria, group B leader, had qualified for the quarter finals after beating Sweden in their second match.
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The latest development means Japan and Sweden are out of the tournament having recorded the least points in the group B.
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