John Mikel Obi and the rest of the Dream Team VI contingent have finally touched down in Manus, Brazil after all the drama that characterized their journey from Atlanta, Georgia.
The Coach Samson Siasia tutored side have to get their acts together as fast as possible as they will filing out by Friday 2.am (Nigeria time) for the second Group B clash against Asian U-23 champions, Japan at the Arena Amazonia.
Despite the torrid journey from the United States, Coach Siasia maintains that his players are by no means demoralized as they will still go all out to challenge for gold in Rio.
French referee, Clément Turpin will be at the center when the Nigeria U-23 and their Japanese counterparts get down to action.
Nigeria have a better head-to-head record against their Asian counterparts and will hope maintain that in what would be the fourth meeting between both sides in Olympic men’s football event.