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Mikel says Dream Team focus remains on gold

15 August 2016, 07:42

Rio - Captain John Obi Mikel has insisted that Nigeria’s Dream Team focus at the football event in Rio remains winning the gold medal.

Mikel scored his first Olympic goal in a 2-0 victory against Denmark to set a semifinal clash against Germany.

Also read: Mikel outstanding as Dream Team beat Denmark to qualify for semifinal

“We are all very excited reaching the semifinals but the ultimate is the gold medal and as the coach has said, we are still taking it one match at a time.

“My objective here, as with each of the other players, is to win the gold medal.”

The Nigeria delegation flew back to São Paulo on Sunday.

News24 reported that Mikel thanked fans for their support in spite of difficulties that had dogged the team at the Games.

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