After all the drama surrounding the arrival of the Dream Team VI at the Rio Olympics, there was an unintended comic relief just before the match.
Thanks to the inefficiency of the Nigeria Football Federation, the players arrived Brazil just a few hours before their opening encounter with Japan. Did I mention Nigeria still went on to win 5-4?
Just before the match, Nigerians were stunned to note that when it was time to sing the Nigerian anthem, the wrong anthem was played over the speakers.
We’re not entirely sure whose anthem that was but we can’t be too bothered now that Nigeria sits pretty at the top of Group B!