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Rio Olympics: Dogara tips Nigeria U-23 team for gold after Danish defeat

Rio Olympics: Dogara tips Nigeria U-23 team for gold after Danish defeat

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has commended the National-U23 team, also called The Dream Team, for their 2-0 win against Denmark in the ongoing Rio Olympic Games.

This is contained in a statement issued by Dogara’s Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Turaki Hassan in Abuja on Sunday.

William Troost-Ekong and Aminu Umar

William Troost-Ekong and Aminu Umar

Dogara said the Nigerian spirit was on display in the encounter when the Dream Team defeated Denmark in the quarter final match.

“We pleaded with the team not to boycott the quarter final match and here we are in the semi- final.

“We can go all the way and win the gold medal as was the case in Atlanta 96,” the Speaker said.

“We are about to do it again. I strongly believe we can do it. I urge all Nigerians to support the Dream Team with prayers,” he added.

Dogara called on Nigerians to support the team as they seek to bring glory to the country.




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