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Team Nigeria Rio 2016 Olympic Games updates

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John Mikel Obi and Dream Team VI players play

John Mikel Obi and Dream Team VI players


Day 7 schedule (Friday, August 12)

Women’s Heptathlon 100m Hurdles (Heat 3)

1:51pm Uhunoma Osazuwa vs Katrina Johnson-Thompson (Great Britain) and Anouk Vetter (Netherland).

Channel: SuperSport (SS4)

Women’s Shot Put Qualification (Group A)

2:05pm –Nwanneka Okwelogu vs. Raven Saunders (USA) and Sara Gambetta (Germany).

Channel: SuperSport (SS3N).

Women’s Heptathlon High Jump (Group A)

2:50pm – Uhunoma Osazuwa vs. Jessica Ennis-Hill (Great Britain) and Brianne Theisen-Eaton (Canada)

Channel: SuperSport (SS4)

Women’s Heptathlon Shot Put (Group B)

12:35am – Uhunoma Osazuwa vs. Jessica Ennis-Hill (Great Britain) and Nadine Visser (Netherland).

Channel: SuperSport (SS4)

Men’s 400m (Heat 7)

1:53am – Orukpe Erayokan vs. Steven Gardiner (Bahamas ) and Pavel Maslak (Czech)

Channel: SuperSport (SS4)

Women’s Heptathlon 200m (Group A)

2:19am – Uhunoma Osazuwa vs. Barbara Nwaba (USA) and Claudia Rath (Germany).

Channel: SuperSport (SS4)

Women’s 100m Round 1

2:40am –Blessing Okagbare vs. Yet to be known.

Channel: SuperSport (SS4)


Women’s Singles sculls (Semifinal C/D 1)

5:00pm – Chierika Ukogu vs. Anna Svennung (Sweden).

Channel: SuperSport (SS13)

Table Tennis

Men’s Team Table Tennis (Round 1)

11:30pm – Nigeria (Segun Toriola, Aruna Quadri and Bode Abiodun) vs. China

Day 6 schedule (Thursday, August 11)

Men’s 50m Freestyle (Heat 4)

5:08pm – Samson Opuakpo Vs Fahran Fahran (Bahrain) and Hilal Hemel Hilal (Tanzania)

Channel: SuperSport (SS4)

Men’s Basketball (Group B)

11:00pm – Nigeria Vs Spain

Channel: SuperSport (SS7N and SS7A).

Day 5 schedule (Wednesday, August 10)

Women’s Single sculls rowing (Semifinal C/D 1)

3:30pm – Chierika Ukogu vs. Anna Svennung (Sweden) and Lina Saltyte (Lithuania)

Channel: SuperSport (SS13)

Men’s Football (Group B)

11:00pm – Nigeria’s Dream Team vs. Colombia.

Channel: SuperSport (SS3N).

Checkout a review of Team Nigeria on Day 4


Chierika Ukogu qualified for the semi-finals

D'Tigers lost against Lithuania

Aruna Quadri lost to Long Ma

Day 4 schedule (Tuesday, August 9)

Check out a review of our Team Nigeria fared on Day 3.

Women’s Single sculls rowing (Quaterfinal 3)

1:30pm – Chierika Ukogu vs. Carling Zeeman (Canada) and Fie Udby Erichsen (Denmark)

Channel: SuperSport (SS13)

Men’s Basketball (Group B)

11:00pm –D’Tigers vs. Lithuania.

Channel: SuperSport (SS13)

Men’s Table Tennis Singles (Quaterfinal)

1:30am –Aruna Quadri vs. World No.1 China’s Ma Long.

Channel: SuperSport (SS6A)

Dream Team VI

Solomon Dalung play

Solomon Dalung

(Twitter/Timi Ebikagboro)


Nigeria's Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Monday apologised to players and officials of Nigeria’s Olympic football team, Dream Team VI, for the circumstances that led to their late arrival in Brazil.

Dalung joined the players to celebrate after their 1-0 win over Japan which guaranteed them a place in the quarter-finals.


Monday, August 8

Full Schedule

Men’s Table Tennis Singles (Round 4)

9:00pm – Aruna Quadri Vs Timo Boll (Germany)

Channel: Supersport (SS13).

Day 2 Review

Swimmer, Tonjor Rachel, finished 2nd in heat 1 but 42nd overall in the Women's 100m breaststroke event. This was not enough for her to qualify her for the semi-finals.

In the men’s Singles Table Tennis event, Segun Toriola was beaten in round 2.

Aruna Quadri was however on the winning side as he shockingly beat  fifth seeded player Chih-Yuan Chuang.

Aruna Quadri play Aruna Quadri (Getty Images )


Nigeria lost in Water Sports as Jonathan Akinyemi and Rechel Tonjor could not make it to the next round.

Nigeria U-23 side beat Sweden by a lone to sealed qualification to the quarter-finals while the Senior Basketball team lost their opening Rio 2016 game to Argentina.

Day 1 Review

Chierika Ukogu was the first Nigerian in action in Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

She was successful, progressing to the quarter-finals of women’s Single Sculls.


Olufunke Oshonaike and Edem Offiong next as they qualified from the Preliminary rounds of women’s Table Tennis Singles, but were knocked out in the first round.

Segun Toriola who also competed in the Table Tennis, advanced to Round 2 of the men’s Singles after winning round 1 of his game on Saturday.

Dream Team VI

Oghenekaro Etebo play Ogenekaro Etebo scored four goals as Nigeria beat Japan (FIFA.com)


After several flight delays, Nigeria's Dream Team VI struggled to a 5-4 win over Japan in their first game of Rio 2016.

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