Nigeria final Rio Olympics warm-up cancelled

Nigeria final Rio Olympics warm-up cancelled
Nigeria U23 star Etebo

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Jul 27, 2016. 13:33

Nigeria Olympic team final warm-up game against fellow Rio-bound Honduras has been cancelled.

Officials would not give any reasons for the cancellation but it may not be unconnected with the poor arrangement that has attended the team’s preparation for the Rio Olympics.

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A Nigerian based in the United States of America agreed to foot the bills of the team for their first 10 days in Atlanta, before the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) came through for the team after the sports minister publicly announced he was unaware of the team’s whereabouts.

Coach Samson Siasia’s team lost 1-0 to Olympic defending champions Mexico in their first test game overseas, before they defeated local side Charlton Battery FC 2-0 in another friendly.

They will now depart for Brazil from Miami on Friday.

African champions Nigeria are drawn against Asian champions Japan, European champions Sweden and Colombia in the first round of the football event of the Rio Olympics.

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