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Nigeria Wins First Rio Olympics Medal

Team Nigeria has registered its presence on the Rio Olympics medals table following Dream Team VI 3-2 defeat of Honduras in Saturday’s bronze medal match of the Games football event.

A brace from Sadiq Umar in the 34th and 60th minutes and another from Aminu Umar in the 54th minutes were all the Dream Team needed to overcome Honduras.

Honduras made efforts to equalise the encounter after going down 3-0 within 60 minutes of the match but could not stop Nieria from winning its consolatory medal at the Games.

Two defensive blunders from the Nigerian defenders, however, enabled the opponents to reduce the score line but thanks to goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel who denied them every chance of getting an equaliser.

The win ensured Nigeria won all the medals in the Olympics football event, having won gold in 1996, Silver at the Sydney 2000 edition and now, a Rio bronze.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the win has ensured that Samson Siasia won Olympic silver and bronze, having also led the Dream Team to the Sydney 2000.

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