Nigeria’s national U-23 team, Dream Team V1 became the second country to reach the semi-finals, after defeating Denmark 2-0 on Saturday in Salvador, setting-up a clash with Germany in the men’s football event of the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics
Team’s captain and Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel lived-up the leadership role by scoring the first goal from a close range 16 minutes into the match. Osmalispor FK of Turkey striker, Aminu Umar doubled the lead for Nigeria with a powerful header from a corner kick in the 59th minute.
The Siasia tutored-side didn’t show the sign of a team undergoing controversy, as they were in firmed control; leaving the Danes without answer to their moves in the attack. However, Denmark came out powerfully mid-way in the second half, but the Nigerian defence was equal the task despite the antics of the opponent.
In the first semi-final played on Saturday, Germany U-23 team defeated their Portuguese counterpart 4-0 in Brasilia, and will face Nigeria in the semi-finals in Sao Paulo on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, both Nigeria and Germany will battle for the final ticket, South Korea and Honduras will trade tackle in the other quarter-final match later on Saturday, while the all-South America quarter-final tie c is between hosts Brazil and Colombia on Sunday.