Nigeria’s Under-23 national team, ‘Dream Team VI,’ has been commended for qualifying for the quarter finals of Men’s Football Tournament in the on-going 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Africa’s biggest corporate supporter of football, Globacom, in a press statement in Lagos yesterday commended the fighting spirit and doggedness of the players which saw them defeat Japan 5-4 and also pick maximum points with a 1-0 victory over Sweden in the first and second matches of Group B .
“The Dream Team has, so far, been outstanding in the tournament. We urge them to sustain the momentum during the last Group B match against Colombia on Wednesday so as to top the group and remain in the commanding position,” Globacom said.
The company praised the team for making Nigeria and Africa proud and said it looks forward to seeing them progress to the final and ultimately winning the gold medal. This will make them equal the record of the first Dream Team which won the football gold at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, USA.
The Globacom also praised the Under-17 national team, Golden Eaglets, on their victory over Junior Menas of Niger Republic.
Eaglets defeated Niger by a lone goal in Abuja on Saturday in the final qualifying match for African U-17 Championship. The two teams will meet in the second leg encounter in Niamey in a fortnight.
Globacom urge the technical crew of the team to remain focused as they intensify efforts to qualify for the next championship, adding that “The team should work assiduously toward victory in Niger,”
“We appreciate the support given to both teams by Nigerians and the Nigeria Football Federation in particular. We enjoin all to continue to support the teams until the ultimate victory is achieved,” Globacom concluded.