Nigeria’s national under-23 team booked their place in the quarter-finals of Rio 2016 with a 1-0 victory over Sweden in Manaus.
Sadiq Umar scored the only goal of the encounter after 40 minutes when he expertly headed in Stanley Amuzie’s fine cross.
Victory over Sweden, coupled with Japan’s 2-2 draw against Colombia in the other group match, means Nigeria will finish on top of group B regardless of what happens in their final group match against Colombia.
While Samson Siasia and his players can look ahead to an Olympic quarter final, the country’s national basketball team, D’Tigers fell 94-66 to Argentina in their opening match of the basketball event.
D’Tigers will hope to get back on track in their second group match against Lithuania, which comes up on Tuesday night.