Sports Trends

Bronze winning Dream Team VI returns home from Rio

Dream Team VI players arrive Lagos from Rio 2016

The Nigeria U-23 team on Monday, August 22 arrived back in the country after winning bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The Dream Team VI beat Honduras on Saturday, August 20 3-2 in the third-place match to win bronze – Team Nigeria’s only medal at Rio 2016.

Dream Team VI arrive Lagos from Rio 2016

Dream Team VI players arrive Lagos from Rio 2016

Led by Coach Samson Siasia, the players and officials of the Dream Team VI arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 8:30pm of Monday.

The contingent was welcomed by an excited crowd who was eager to see their bronze-winning Olympic heroes.

Dream Team VI arrive Lagos from Rio 2016

Dream Team VI players arrive Lagos from Rio 2016

Several members of the team like John Mikel Obi and William Troost-Ekong had traveled straight to their bases in Europe from Brazil.

Dream Team VI arrive Lagos from Rio 2016

Dream Team VI players arrive Lagos from Rio 2016

12 players and seven officials of the Dream Team arrived Lagos and are lodged at the Sheraton Hotel.

The Dream Team VI played six matches in Rio 2016, winning four and losing two.




Loading...


539 Total Views 2 Views Today

About the author

Sydney Chesterfield

Poet, Playwright, Philosopher, Humanitarian, mad lover of children and unflinching fighter for equality on all grounds viz. Women's rights, child rights, sine die.

Twitter: @syd_field