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2016 Olympic Games: Nigeria's Dream Team bags Bronze Medal following Victory over Honduras

The Men's football competition at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil came to an end with Brazil taking on Germany for the Gold and Silver Medal as Nigeria battled Honduras for the Bronze Medal.

Following a loss to Germany on Wednesday 17th August 2016, Nigeria were left with only the bronze medal to battle for as they faced Central-American side Honduras at the Estadio Mineirao.

Nigeria picked up the bronze medal after defeating Honduras 3-2.

The Dream team started out well as lanky striker Sadiq Umar found the back of the net in the 34th minute after a lovely play form Nigeria's captain John Mikel Obi. The boys in green doubled their lead seven minutes later as Aminu Umar beat Honduras goalkeeper Luis Lopez.

Nigeria looked to have sealed a comfortable victory after Sadiq Umar added his second goal of the game in the 56th minute but Honduras had other ideas as they came roaring back with substitute Anthony Lozano and Marcelo Perreira finding the back of the net to reduce the deficit but that was not enough as Nigeria held on to claim their first medal since the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

The medal was also Nigeria's first of the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

Congratulations to the Lads for bringing home the Bronze!

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