(Umar Sadiq) The second group stage match between Sweden and Nigeria Ended 0-1 in favor of the Nigeria dream team at the on going Olympic games in Rio, Brazil.
Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq scored the only goal of the match at the 4o’ minute before half time, Nigeria took the ball possession , 24 goals on target scoring one goal.
The next clash is between Nigeria vs Colombia, Colombia would be clash with Japan later the day.
Nigeria are seating comfortable at the top with 6 points topping group B, coach Siasia did a good home work and Nigeria didn’t conceive a goal today.
Nigeria’s Oghenekaro Etebo, who had four goals in his team’s first Olympic match, had a golden opportunity in the 36th minute. Imoh Ezekiel found Etebo wide open in the box, but he sent his header just over the crossbar.
Just a few minutes later Umar put Nigeria in front. Stanley Amuzie sent in a curling cross to Umar who placed his header past Linde.
Early on in the second half Sweden’s Linde was forced into multiple diving saves to prevent Nigeria from building on its lead.
First, Nigerian captain John Obi Mikel sent a hard strike toward the goal. Then, minutes later, Linde got his fingertips to an Etebo shot that was heading for goal.
Next up for Nigeria is its final group stage match against Colombia on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.