Nigeria’s U-23 national team, ‘Dream Team,’ has been commended for qualifying for the quarter-finals of the men’s football tournament at the ongoing Rio Olympics.
Globacom, in a press statement in Lagos on Monday commended the fighting spirit and doggedness of the team which saw them defeat Japan 5-4 and Sweden 1-0 respectively.
“The Dream Team has, so far, been outstanding in the tournament. We urge them to sustain the momentum during the last group B match against Colombia on Wednesday (tomorrow) so as to top the group and remain in the commanding position,” Globacom said.
It praised the team for making Nigeria and Africa proud and said it looked forward to seeing them progress to the final and ultimately winning the gold medal. This feat will make them equal the record of the first Dream Team which won gold at the 1996 Olympics.
Glo also praised the Golden Eaglets, on their 1-0 victory over the Junior Menas of Niger Republic in a 2017 AFCON U-17 qualifier in Abuja last weekend.
Globacom urged the technical crew of the Eaglets to remain focused as they intensify efforts to qualify for the 2017 AFCON U-17.
Both sides meet again in Niamey in a second leg fixture.
“The team should work assiduously toward victory in Niamey. We appreciate the support given to both the Dream Team and the Golden Eaglets by Nigerians and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), in particular. We enjoin all to continue to support the teams until the ultimate victory is achieved,” Globacom concluded.