Nigeria’s U-23 team that won bronze at the just concluded 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, will arrive back in the country on Monday night.
The Dream Team VI defeated their Honduras counterparts 3-2 in the third-place play-off, to clinch the country’s only medal from the competition.
“We are arriving tonight in Lagos via South African Airline,” coach Samson Siasia told Goal.
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“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.”
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Sports Ministry, are expected to receive the delegation.
“Based on the directives of the minister of youths and sports, the Dream Team VI 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 on Tuesday,” a top source told Goal.
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