MATCH PREVIEW: 5 Things To Expect From Nigeria/Japan Olympic Clash

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Samson Siasia’s tutored U-23 team kick-start their quest to win a second Olympic gold medal against Japan tomorrow Friday, August 5, 2016.

Here are the 5 things to expect from the match;

  1. Nigeria’s U-23 team will arrive Brazil three hours before their clash against Japan after being stranded in Atlanta.
  2. The star player for the Japanese is Arsenal’s striker 21 year old Takuma Asano. John Mikel Obi is the captain of the U-23 national team
  3. The Dream Team are expected to shine given the presence of some of the best players in the tournament in the squad like Mikel John Obi.
  4. Samson Siasia secured silver medal at the 2008 Games in Beijing and is in a second spell in charge of the U-23 side. On the other hand, Japan finished fourth at the 2012 tournament as bitter rivals South Korea won bronze.
  5. The match against Japan’s U-23 team will be played on Friday, August 5 at 2am (Nigerian Time).

 

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