Watch: Nigeria Vs Japan 5-4 Rio Olympics 2016 All Goals And Highlights

Etebo Oghenekaro

After series of delays and disappointments, Nigeria’s Men’s Football team at the Olympics beat their Japanese counterparts 5 goals to 4 on Thursday night in Brazil (Friday morning in Nigeria).

An early goal was scored by Nigeria’s Sadiq Umar 7 minutes into the game.Shinzo Koroki retaliated 2 minutes later for Japan.

Nigeria retook the lead with a goal from Oghenekaro Etebo in the 11th minute but not for long as Takumi Minamino leveled the score 2 minutes later.

For about thirty minutes there were no goals until Etebo came to the rescue, scoring 3 for Nigeria at the 42nd, 51st (penalty), and 66th minute of the game, putting Nigeria 3 goals ahead of Japan.

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The Japanese struck back with two goals before full time, but they were not sufficient to grant them victory.

The game ended 5-4 with the Dream Team clinching their first victory in Rio!

Congrats team! We hope Atlanta ’96 repeats itself.

Watch highlights here:

Source: Bella Naija

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