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Olympics Rio2016: Nigeria Wins Japan 5-4

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Nigeria beat Japan 5-4 in Manaus courtesy of four goals from Oghenekaro Etebo on Friday.

Sadiq Umar scored Nigeria’s first goal after only five minutes.

The Japanese equalised via a penalty three minutes later as Shinzo Koroki put the ball behind the net for his country.

Dream Team VI took the lead again through Etebo from a long ball from Abdullahi Shehu. Japan leveled as Takumi Minamino slipped the ball under goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel.

Etebo was again on the scorers sheet, with a rebound after a Mikel Obi shot was pushed out by Kushibiki, the Japanese goalkeeper.

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Two consecutive goals by the Asian champions could not save the day, as Nigeria go atop the table with three points. Sweden and Colombia had played 2-2.


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