The Nigerian U23 team beat Denmark 2-0 in the quarter final match of the Rio Olympic football for men to book a spot in the semifinal stage of the tournament.
Chelsea and Super Eagles star Mikel John Obi opened scoring for Nigeria in the 16th minutes of play, to put the Dream Team in the drivers seat, giving the team the needed confidence which lasted till half time.
Mikel John Obi was good at it again for the second goal, as he provided the assist through a corner kick that Aminu Umar nodded into the net to seal up victory for the Nigerian side.
Though Denmark had more ball possession than Nigeria, which stood at 51-49, but it was victory that was more important, and scoring the goals gave the Nigerian side the semi final ticket.
The U23 team will be expected to face Germany in the semifinal stage of the tournament.