Rio Olympics: Nigeria U-23 Football Team Beat Sweden to Qualify for Quarterfinals





The Nigeria U-23 football team on Monday qualified for the
quarterfinals of the Olympic Games football event after a
1-0 victory over Sweden.
Determined to dictate the pace of the match, the Dream
Team VI went on an early rampage with Umar Sadiq and
Mikel Obi forcing saves from Sweden’s goalkeeper, Linde
Andreas, in the 9th and 10th minutes respectively.
Oghenekaro Etebo, who banged four goals past Japan’s
goalkeeper in their first game of the competition, was
denied time after time by Andreas.
Sadiq finally broke the deadlock at the 39th minute when he
nodded home a looping cross from Stanley Amuzie.
Both sides had chances throughout the game but could not
find the back of the net.
Nigeria top the Group B table with six points ahead of
Colombia; who have a game in hand and a point, Sweden
are third with one point, while Japan are bottom of the log
with no point and a game in hand.

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