The Nigerian U23 men’s side claimed the bronze medal at the Olympic Games, after defeating Honduras 3-2 on Saturday evening.
The Nigerians enjoyed an encouraging start to the game, a Aminu Umar struck the upright after eight minutes.
Honduras started seeing a bit more of the ball as the half went on and could have taken the lead after 23 minutes, but Daniel Akpeyi produced a fine save to keep out Rommen Quioto from distance.
Nigeria showed some real attacking intent and were rewarded in the 32nd minute thanks to a strike from Sadiq Umar, with John Obi Mikel picking up the assist.
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