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Nigeria will contest the bronze medal game against Honduras tomorrow in the men’s football tournament at the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics.
A quest for a second Olympic gold was quashed by a brilliant Germany team who took the ‘Dream Team’ apart, 2-0 in a tense semifinal game on Wednesday.
It was a difficult contest for Nigeria, who could not get into their stride against a talented and well organized German side who will now play hosts Brazil in the final.
In a meantime, former Minister of Sports Bala Ka’oje said that Nigeria’s poor preparations to the Rio Olympics contributed mainly to the team’s semi-final 0-2 loss to Germany in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
“Olympic Eagles Won’t Let Bronze Chance Slip”! Words of Nigeria U-23 coach Samson Siasia declaring that his team will be gunning for bronze.
Siasia admitted that his side was no match for Germany who ended their Olympic gold dream with a 2-0 defeat in the semi-finals of the Rio 2016 men’s football event. He told Nigerians that his team didn’t deserve to win the encounter as they made so many mistakes and were punished for their carelessness in front of goal.
Meanwhile, Senate President Bukola Saraki has appealed to the nation’s Dream Team in the men’s football event at the ongoing Rio Olympics Games not to give up as a result of their setback in the match against Germany.
Saraki asked them to make Nigeria proud by picking the gold at the finals of the race.He also praised Blessing Okagbare, Gloria Asumnu, Jennifer Madu and Agnes Osazuwa, for their qualification for the 4 by 100 metre race finals. He advised them to make Nigeria proud by picking the gold at the finals of the race
Away to England where Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a contract extension at Manchester City which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until 2021.
Iheanacho has been rewarded for a fantastic 2015-16 campaign with City after breaking into the squad with impressive performances.
He scored 14 goals in all competitions from 11 starts, a feat which has seen the 19-year-old earn a new contract that extends his foreseeable future at the club to the next five years.
Man City earlier announced that the Nigerian striker has signed an extension with the club.
= Still in England, Jose Mourinho has advised Manchester United‘s players and supporters to reconnect and bring the fear factor back to Old Trafford as he prepares for his first home game in charge against Southampton today.
United have lost 12 home league games in the last three seasons compared with 12 in the final eight years of former manager Alex Ferguson’s reign, with teams taking points at Old Trafford with increasing regularity.
Mourinho has lost nine home league games over his managerial career, going more than nine years without a home league defeat. He insisted that his team would make Old Trafford a fortress again.
=And Straight to La Liga where Barcelona has been hit by injuries before opener.
Javier Mascherano joined the queue to the Camp Nou treatment room with champions Barcelona hit by a spate of injuries before they begin the new season in La Liga against Betis on Saturday.
Luis Enrique’s side paid a high price for winning the Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla with Captain Andres Iniesta, defenders Jeremy Mathieu and Mascherano sustaining injuries over the two legs that will keep them out of Saturday’s game.
Barcelona are also without star forward Neymar, who is at the Olympics, while goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is still recovering from a minor knee injury.
Meanwhile, France international Samuel Umtiti is in line for his La Liga debut after impressing against Sevilla and will be paired with Gerard Pique.
=In Boxing, Tyson Fury says he has some big news to reveal in the next few years, and boxing fans can only hope it’s about his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.
Fury already postponed the fight earlier this year when he suffered an ankle injury while training. The two heavyweights are supposed to be facing each other on October 29 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.
However, with the news that the 40-year-old Wladimir is talking about wanting to take the negotiations with Fury to court, it leaves fans with the question how well things are going between the two heavyweights.
And that’s how we wrap it all up on urban sports. Tomorrow, guys.