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Yobo Mourns late Azerbaijan based Young Nigerian Footballer, charges U23 to ‘Go for Gold’

Former Super Eagles’ captain Joseph Yobo has issued a rallying call to the Nigeria U23 team, dubbed Dream Team VI to keep their feet on the ground ahead Wednesday’s Olympics clash against Hrubesch Horst’s German team. 

“Best wishes to Coach Siasia’s boys as they take on #Germany tomorrow. Go for Gold.#NGR#Rio 2016 Dream Team VI, ” the former Everton and Fenerbache defender wrote on his Twitter handle.

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Yobo also mourned the death of a young Nigerian footballer, Michael Umanyika who died yesterday while in training with Azerbaijani First Division club, Zagatala PFK. He described it as saddening and unfortunate.

“Sad to read of the death of a young #NGR footballer, Michael Umanyika in training with Zagatala PFK, Azerbaijan #RIP

The Dream Team VI advanced to the semi-final courtesy their 2-0 victory against Denmark in Salvador.

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John Obi Mikel has given Nigeria the lead in the first half before Aminu Umar struck in the second half to help Samson Siasia’s side set up a cracking last four encounter against the Europeans.

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Hrubesch Horst’s side come to town undefeated and would fancy their chances of reaching the final at the Corinthians Arena, Sao Paulo.

Should the Dream Team scale through, they will face the winner between hosts Brazil and Honduras in the gold medal match billed for the Maracana Stadium, Rio De Janeiro on August 20.

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