#RioOlympics: Nigeria qualifies for semi-final

Nigeria’s football team have qualified for the semi final of the Rio 2016 football event.

The Under-23 national team defeated Denmark 2-0 to cruise into the semi finals.

Nigeria started the game on a high when captain John Mikel Obi slotted home a low cross from Imoh Ezekiel in the 16th minute.

The Danes made attempts to equalise but great saves from Emmanuel Daniel ensured Nigeria ended the half a goal ahead.

Aminu Umar doubled Nigeria’s lead from a Mikel Obi corner in the 59th minute.

The Dream Team Six has overcome a lot of challenges en route the semi final. Siasia’s boys were stranded into Atlanta and also had issues of unpaid salaries.

Nigeria will face Germany on Wednesday by 8pm in the event’s second semi final.

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