Tag: Dream Team

“I’m Done With Nigeria” – U-23 team Coach, Samson Siasia Quits Nigerian Football

Coach of the National U-23 team, Samson Siasia has said that he’s leaving Nigerian Football for the time being, pending when there is a change in the leadership and structure of Nigerian Football and Sports in general. Siasia who led the team to win Bronze at the just concluded Olympic[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Dream Team Wins First Rio Olympics Medal, Defeats Honduras 3 – 2

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[Read More…]

3 Days Before Closing Ceremony, Nigeria’s Olympic Kits Finally Arrive Brazil

Team Nigeria took delivery of their much-awaited kits after most of the athletes had concluded their events, some even back to their bases already. The kit came in on Thursday, just three days before the August 21 end of the games. A top official of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru Comes Second After Worlds Number 1, Usain Bolt in Men’s 200m Heats At The Olympic

Nigerian sprinter Divine Oduduru has done Team Nigeria and the entire country proud. He gave World Number 1 Usain Bolt a run for his money when he finished second in the 200m Heat 9 in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Oduduru finished second in a personal record time of 20.34s[Read More…]

Mikel Obi Promises Samson Siasia Olympics Gold Medal

John Obi Mikel has revealed that coach Samson Siasia’s ideal birthday gift is the Olympic football gold medal. The Nigeria U-23 captain, who scored one of the Olympic Eagles’ goals in the 2-0 defeat of Denmark, disclosed this during a surprise party organised to mark Siasia’s 49th birthday. During his[Read More…]

Nigeria Will Not Leave Rio Without Medals – Minister Solomon Dalung Assures

Solomon Dalung, minister of sports, says the efforts of the athletes competing at the ongoing Rio Olympic games will not be in vain, as they will not “leave Rio without winning medals”. According to Tony Ubani, press officer of Team Nigeria, the minister said this shortly after Union Bank Nigeria[Read More…]

Breaking: Nigeria Qualify For Semi Finals, Beat Denmark 2-0

Nigeria have qualified for the semi finals of the male football event of the ongoing Rio Olympic games by beating Denmark 2-0. The Dream Team this night put up a brilliant performance to beat Denmark. Nigeria will now play Germany in the semi-final. The Olympic Eagles pushed hard against the[Read More…]

Olympics: Dream Team To Boycott Quarterfinal Over Unpaid Allowances

Nigeria coach Samson Siasia said on Friday that he will support players boycotting Saturday’s football quarter-final against Denmark over unpaid allowances. “We have only been paid allowances for 11 days. There is no match bonus. What about all the months we have been training in Nigeria and Atlanta? That’s not[Read More…]

Mikel Obi Pays $4,000 As Brazil Hotel Holds Dream Team To Ransom Over Bills By Officials

In yet another fresh scandal, Chelsea star Mikel Obi has had to dole out $4,000 to ensure the Nigeria Olympic team caught their flight to Salvador after the hotel in Sao Paulo held the entire team to ransom over the bills incurred by additional officials. Organisers have insisted on a[Read More…]