Olympics: Sweden 0-1 Nigeria – FT

Sweden Vs Nigeria:
Olympics 2016: Group B,
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2016,
Kick-off: 11:00PM (Nigeria Time)
Venue: Arena da Amazonia (Amazonas).

Nigeria’s U-23 team will be hoping to book their qualification ticket to the knockout stages of the Rio Olympic Games as the team face European champions, Sweden in their second group B match at the Arena Amazônia on Sunday night at 11pm Nigerian time.

The team defeated Japan 5-4 in their opening match on Friday despite their jet lag which never had any psychological effect on them. Goals from Sadiq Umar and Oghenekaro Etebo, who scored four goals to leap to the top of the scorers chart, ensured the team pocketed the maximum points to move top of group B ahead of Sweden and Colombia’s one point.

Full Time! Nigeria 1-0 Sweden (Sadiq Umar 40′)
90′ Added time to be played, 4 mins
88′ Ndifreke comes on for injured Shehu
80′ Mikel Obi is replaced with Kingsley Madu
70′ Sadiq Umar replaced by Aminu Umar.
53′ Etebo’s brilliant run and shot is saved by the Swedish GK for a corner kick.
46′ Second half gets underway
Half time. Sweden 0-1 Nigeria. #Rio2016
39′ Goal! Umar Sadiq puts Nigeria ahead with a bullet header.
35′ Etebo is clear on goal, but his header from close range goes over.
31′ Nice effort from Etebo. Sweden keeper to the rescue again.
8′ Umar misses from close range, Sweden Goalkeeper spills but Etebo is unable to convert from rebound.
0′ Game On! A win for Nigeria means automatic qualification. More Rio 2016 Olympics Updates Here


Nigeria: Daniel, Troost-Ekong, Shehu, Seth, Amuzie, Mikel, Okechukwu, Mohammed, Etebo, Ezekiel and Sadiq Umar

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