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Nigeria soccer wins Rio opener vs. Japan after furious day

Nigeria’s men’s soccer group done an unusual start to a Olympic campaign, violence Japan 5-4 in Manaus on Thursday usually hours after alighting in Brazil following a nerve-wracking transport mix-up.

The group was stranded in Atlanta for days amid a weird tale that saw flights cancelled since of missed payments and since a craft was too small, before eventually holding off on a morning of a game.

The Nigerian patrol eventually landed in Manaus during 2:19 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, with a diversion opposite Japan commencement during 9 p.m.

However, notwithstanding what would seem to be a misfortune kind of preparation, Nigeria constructed an desirous arrangement to penetrate Japan. The competition was uniformly matched in a opening stages, with honors remaining even following a raging opening detonate that constructed 4 goals in 10 minutes.

Sadiq Umar put Nigeria forward usually 5 mins in, before Shinzo Koroki equalized moments after from a chastisement spot. Oghenakaro Etobo put a African side behind in front, usually for Takumi Minamino to again make things all square.

But when Etebo put Nigeria behind in front after 41 mins a tinge was set. Etebo finished his shawl pretence after 50 minutes, quietly slotting home his fourth to make it 5-2 on 65 minutes.

There was still time for some late play though, as Nigerian legs, not surprisingly, faded late. Takuma Asano pulled one behind with 20 mins to go, and Musashi Suzuki narrowed a opening to one low into damage time.

However, Nigeria’s night of excellence was finished seconds after when a arbitrate blew for full-time, finishing off a remarkable, and burdensome day for a group whose predicament prisoner general courtesy and sympathy.

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