Turkey-based Aminu Umar has joined Nigeria’s Dream Team in Manaus as the team takes on Sweden tonight in the second group game of the Rio Olympics.
The match kicks off at 11pm Nigeria time at the same Amazonia Arena in Manaus.
The Dream Team now boast a full complement of all 18 players listed for the Rio 2016 following the arrival of the Osmanlispor of Turkey striker.
Umar missed Nigeria’s opening day 5-4 win over the Samurai Blues of Japan due to club engagements, but has now joined the rest of the squad at their base in Manaus.
There were fears the former Nigeria U-20 striker would miss the Rio Games outright after failing to join the Dream Team during their training tour of the United States of America.
The Media Officer of the U-23 team, Timi Ebikagboro also confirmed the arrival of Umar through his twitter handle.
“Aminu Umar joins the rest of the squad in Manaus, we are now a very full house, let’s go,” Ebikagboro tweeted.
“Umar arrived the Dream Team’s Tropical Hotel camp at about 11:34pm local time to the warm embrace of coach Siasia and Team Secretary Sirajo (Hassan).”
Meanwhile, it is believed that the Samson Siasia men must have recovered from the jet lag which affected their performance in the first game against Japan, as they arrived in the match venue barely six hours to the kick off.
The former Super Eagles coach, will have to go back to the drawing board to address his leaky defence, which has been his major worry even while playing on the continent.
Oghenekaro Etebo accounted for four of the goals against Japan with AS Roma forward, Sadiq Umar also on target.