Thursday, 18 August 2016

Goodluck Jonathan tweets after Nigeria's 0-2 loss to Germany at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Nigeria’s former president Goodluck Jonathan had kind words for the country’s footballers as they crashed out to Germany in the semi-finals of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The self-christened Dream Team VI were beaten 0-2 by Germany in São Paulo thanks to an early goal from defender Lukas Klostermann and a late clincher from Nils Petersen. Germany will now face Brazil in the gold medal match Saturday, after the hosts beat Honduras 6-0.
Nigeria had hoped to emulate the achievements of the original Dream Team—the squad that won gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics—but will now have to settle for bronze at best, if they can defeat Honduras in the third-place match Saturday.
Prior to Wednesday’s game, Nigeria’s captain and Chelsea midfielder Mikel John Obi told Newsweek that the team was planning to “write our own chapter” in Nigeria’s footballing folklore.
Jonathan, who was president of the West African country between 2010 and 2015, said that he hoped Nigeria could still finish the tournament with a medal. “The Dream Team gave it their best. A commendable performance. All is not lost. I look forward to a resurgence against Honduras on Saturday,” tweeted Jonathan Wednesday.

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