Rio 2016: Nigeria Set To Tackle Sweden [PREVIEW]

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Nigeria U-23 team (Photo Credit: Goal)
Nigeria U-23 team (Photo Credit: Goal)

Nigeria’s Dream Team VI will tackle Sweden tonight in their second Group B game at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics.

Samson Siasia’s tutored team defeated Japan 5 – 4 despite arriving Manaus, venue of the match, hours before the game.

Sweden on the other hand played a 2-2 draw with Colombia in their first match. After the match against Japan, coach Samson Siasia said: “We just won a game, we can’t and won’t allow this victory get into our heads. Our target here is to win the gold and this is just the first step of us achieving that aim.”

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Nigeria U23 are unchanged for the second successive game as they look to qualify for the Olympics quarter final when they face Sweden on Sunday night.

Aminu Umar’s return to the substitute’s bench is the only change from the matchday squad that beat Japan last time out as they bid to cage the Europeans at the Arena Amazonia, Manaus.

Etebo scored four times in his side’s win over the Asians and he’s joined in attack by Sadiq Umar.

Sweden, meanwhile, need a win to boost their chances of reaching the knockout phase , and they are also unchanged from their 2-2 draw with Colombia as Robin Quaison leads the line.

NIGERIA: Daniel, Sincere, Shehu, Ekong, Etebo, Ezekiel, Mikel, Umar, Azubuike, Amuzie, Muhammed

The match will be played at 11pm Nigerian time on Sunday, August 7, 2016.

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