Nigeria lose ticket to golden match to Germany

Nigeria lose ticket to golden match to Germany

Nigeria’s U-23 team lost their ticket to the Rio Olympic men’s final when they lost 2-0 to Germany on Wednesday night.

Nigeria lose ticket to golden match to Germany

A first-half strike from Lukas Klostermann and a late addition from Petersen was all the Germans needed to set up a final clash against hosts, Brazil.

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Brazil had earlier demolished Honduras in the other semi final contest – meaning Nigeria are set to face Honduras in a match for the Bronze medal.

Nigeria, who were hoping to re-enact their Atlanta 1996 feat, when they emerged as the first African country to win Olympic gold in football, will now have to fight for Bronze in the losers’ final.

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It will be a big disappointment for Coach Samson Siasia who won silver in his last attempt at the Beijing Olympics and was hoping to go step higher in Rio.

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