Samson Siasia boys Dream Team beat Sweden 1-0 in Rio 2016 Olympic

Samson Siasia boys Dream Team beat Sweden 1-0

 Samson Siasia boys,  the Nigeria’s Dream Team on Sunday 7th August, progressed to the quarter-finals at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament of Rio 2016 after a 1-0 victory over Sweden in Group B. by  Sadiq Umar header in the 40th minute at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus ensured maximum six points from two games.

Nigeria eventually found the opener six minutes from time, when Stanley Amuzie delivered a pinpoint, curling cross in open play from the left wing which found Umar.

The AS Roma player made no mistake, scoring with a diving header for the African under-23 champions.

Coach Hakan Ericson used all three of his substitutes — Ken Sema, Muamer Tankovic and Jacob Une Larsson – to try and give his team a new dimension.
But, in the end, Nigeria’s backline was up to the challenge and held on for all three points

The Swedish goalkeeper had to be alert four minutes later when Etebo dribbled inside the corner of the penalty box and attempted a curling effort, but Linde once again saved.

Sweden team have a must-win match ahead against Japan in Salvador if they are going to continue their Rio 2016 journey.

Nigeria Dream Team  will close out group play against Colombia in Sao Paulo on Wednesday.


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