2016 Rio Olympics: Bronze winning Dream Team VI returns to Nigeria

The Nigeria U-23 team on Monday, August 22 arrived back in the country after winning bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The contingent was welcomed by an excited crowd who was eager to see their bronze-winning Olympic heroes.

The Dream Team VI beat Honduras on Saturday, August 20 3-2 in the third-place match to win bronze –Team Nigeria’s only medal at Rio 2016.

Led by Coach Samson Siasia, the players and officials of the Dream Team VI arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 8:30pm of Monday.

The contingent was welcomed by an excited crowd who was eager to see their bronze-winning Olympic heroes.

Several members of the team like John Mikel Obi and William Troost-Ekong had travelled straight to their bases in Europe from Brazil.

12 players and seven officials of the Dream Team arrived Lagos and are lodged at the Sheraton Hotel.

The Dream Team VI played six matches in Rio 2016, winning four and losing two.

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Iheanyi Igboko is a social advocate, educator and journalist/blogger; working actively in the education and human development sector. He is passionate about promoting access to quality education, increasing youth active participation and engagement, and empowering young people to develop solutions to their problems. He craves unending hopes of a better Nigeria that will meet the hopes and aspirations of her citizens; and committed to building a nation that will seamlessly harness and develop her numerous human and capital potentials.

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