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;
- Nigeria’s U-23 team will arrive Brazil three hours before their clash against Japan after being stranded in Atlanta.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- The match against Japan’s U-23 team will be played on Friday, August 5 at 2am (Nigerian Time).
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