Saturday, 20 August 2016

BREAKING NEWS: See How Nigeria Claim Their First Ever Olympic Medal In Rio 2016

Nigeria's Stanley Amuzie (R) kicks the ball next to Honduras' Alberth Elis during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men's bronze medal football match at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on August 20, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GUSTAVO ANDRADE

Nigeria got their first medal in Rio 2016 by beating Honduras with an exciting 3-2 to claim the Men;s football bronze medal
Nigeria finally claimed men’s football bronze at the Rio Olympics with a thrilling 3-2 win over Honduras in Belo Horizonte on Saturday to deny the Central Americans their first ever Olympic medal.
Two goals from Roma striker Sadiq Umar and namesake Aminu Umar’s fine finish early in the second-half put Nigeria 3-0 up.
Honduras battled until the end, though, as Anthony Lozano and Marcelo Pereira headed home in the final 20 minutes to set up a nervy finish for the 1996 gold medal winners.
Hosts Brazil are aiming for their first ever football gold medal in one of the most anticipated events of the Games against world champions Germany at Rio’s Maracana with kick-off at 1730 local time (2030GMT).

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