Under-23 Team to Get Warm Welcome on Arrival


The Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the have concluded plans to give Nigeria U23 a suitable welcome when they return from Brazil.

The Nigerian team to the games defeated Honduras 3-2 to win the 2016 Olympics men’s football bronze medal in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.

According to goal.com, coach Samson Siasia’s squad was received on arrival in Lagos yesterday night and would be accorded with another in Abuja later tonight.

“Based on the directives of the minister of youths and sports, the Under-23 Team will be well received on arrival tonight (Monday night) in Lagos. The team would be accorded another befitting reception on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport tonight ,” a top official in the ministry disclosed last night.

Meanwhile, coach Siasia confirmed the team’s arrival while appreciating his players and technical crew for a job well-done.

“We are arriving tonight in Lagos via South African Airline,” he told Goal.

“We are anxious to get back home to meet our darling fans and families having stayed away for months while preparing for the Rio Olympics.

“We are grateful to that we are not coming back to Nigeria empty handed. Kudos to the players, coaches and the other backroom staff of the team for a job well done.”