Roma Teen Star Fires Nigeria To Olympic Bronze With Brace Against Honduras


AS Roma teen forward Sadiq Umar showed why he is so highly rated by scoring a brace that helped Nigeria beat Honduras 3-1 to claim the bronze medal of the men’s football event of Rio 2016.


19 year old Sadiq opened scoring for Nigeria in the 35th minute, with a far post tap in after good work from Mikel from the right of Honduras box.

Aminu Umar increased Nigeria’s lead after the half time break to 2-0, before Sadiq grabbed his second with a calm finish after wrong footing his marker for Nigeria’s third goal of the game.

Honduras reduced the deficit before the 80th minute mark and ensured a nervy finish for Nigeria with a second goal but Nigeria hanged on for a 3-2 win with Sadiq missing a glorious chance to score a hattrick.

The victory give Nigeria her first medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic and further more confirmed Nigeria’s dominance of the men’s football event of the Olympics.

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Nigeria won gold in 1996 and followed it up with a silver at the 2008 Olympics before their current feat at Rio 2016.