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Nigeria Olympic Team Battle Germany For Gold Medal Final

Nigeria Olympic Team Battle Germany For Gold Medal Final

Nigeria Olympic Team faces Germany on Wednesday for the Gold medal final of the Rio Olympics after both teams won their respective quarterfinals matches.

Nigeria Olympic Team Beat Denmark To Qualify For Semifinal Nigeria Olympic Team with the goal from Obi Mikel provided assistant for the other as Nigeria defea…Aug 13 2016nigerianews.info
The match between Germany vs Portugal 4-0 and the Nigeria Olympic team Denmark ended 2-0.

However, on Wednesday in Sao Paulo Nigeria Team will be without midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu, who led them to win the U23 AFCON in December in Senegal after he picked up a needless second booking against Denmark.

Nigeria Olympic team won this rematch comfortably as Denmark did not really push them and also goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel was at his best as he pulled off at least three top saves to keep a clean sheet in Salvador.

A bright start by the Nigeria team was finally crowned in the 16th minute by a rare goal by Chelsea star Mikel Obi, who slid home a super cutback by the lively Imoh Ezekiel.

And by the time, Umar Aminu, in for the injured Oghenekaro Etebo, headed home Mikel’s corner on 59 minutes, it was over for the Danes.

All the drama that littered the build-up to this encounter for Nigeria were forgotten and possibly forgiven as coach Samson Siasia’s side took the game to their opponents from the first whistle.

A dipping volley by Casper Nielsen after 11 minutes crashed against the Nigeria crossbar, but it was Nigeria who really threatened from the onset before they got the go-ahead goal through Mikel.

Imoh Ezekiel continued to cause problems to the Denmark defence.

Nigeria goalkeeper Daniel then came up with a reaction save in the 25thminute from a looping header and moments later, he made a point-blank save as Denmark fought back in search of the equalizer.

Denmark dominated for spell thereafter, but they still could not get past a defence led by Norway-based William Troost-Ekong.

Aminu’s goal just before the hour mark will then prove to be the killer blow as Denmark struggled to push forward with much purpose.

They were restricted to half chances to ensure Nigeria Olympic team made it to their third Olympics semifinals.


Rev Francis Waive

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