No team had a harder time getting to Rio de Janeiro than Our Nigerian men’s soccer team, and when our players finally arrived they had just hours to prepare for a match against Japan. What was their reward for a tumultuous trip? The wrong national anthem.
When it came time before the game to honor each country with the playing of the national anthem, Nigeria heard a tune that was definitely not right.
The Nigerians were evidently unfazed by the error, holding off Japan for a 5-4 victory. But their disappointment was apparent when the music began playing.
— Osasu Obayiuwana (@osasuo) August 5, 2016
— TrustConte (@Omoh2kind) August 5, 2016
what am I even watching 10 mins and its 2-1 to Nigeria…they even played the wrong anthem as well. so done with this Olympics already
— Samson Séyí Famusan (@SamsonSeyiF) August 5, 2016