Nigeria won their first match at the Rio 2016 Olympics against Japan by five goals to four. Despite arriving late to Rio due to flight delays, Samson Siasia and his team still played a good game to emerge as leaders of the group. Nigeria won gold at the Olympics twenty years ago in Atlanta, USA.
The 2015 U-23 African Cup of Nations champions are now in first place in Group B, with Colombia and Sweden tied for second, and Japan in last place. Nigeria’s next game is against Sweden on Sunday at 6pm in Manaus while Japan duels with Colombia at 9pm at the same venue.