Nigeria get their first medal in the Rio Olympics

The Nigerian Men’s football team managed to beat Honduras 3-2 to claim a bronze medal, and their first medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics Games.

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Celebrating a goal

Umar put Nigeria in front, rushing in to convert Mikel John Obi’s cross just before the break. Amin Umar then added another goal in the 49th minute, sinking a rebound after Mikel’s effort came back off Honduras goalkeeper Luis Lopez

Antony Lozano and Marcelo Pereira scored late for Honduras to set up a exciting final five minutes, but Nigeria held out to clinch the medal.

John Obi Mikel with the bronze medal round his neck

John Obi Mikel with the bronze medal round his neck

Well done Nigeria! We are proud of you!

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