Mikel Proud To Lead Olympic Eagles To Rio Bronze

Mikel Proud To Lead Olympic Eagles To Rio Bronze

By Johnny Edward:

Super Eagles skipper, Mikel Obi, is pleased to have led Nigeria’s Olympic team to men’s football bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics despite their inadequate preparations prior to the games, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The Olympic Eagles defeated Honduras 3-2 in the bronze medal match to win Nigeria’s only medal at Rio 2016.

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Mikel who scored once and provided three assists was also happy the feat made Nigerians proud.

“To lead this team to an Olympic medal, and make Nigerians proud – this is why I play football,” Mikel tweeted.

The Samson Siasia-led side held off a late comeback from the Honduras to win 3-2 in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.


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