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Mikel reiterates Rio Olympics objective

Dream Team captain John Obi Mikel has insisted that winning gold in football at the 2016 Rio Olympics remains the main objective of the Nigerian side.

Mikel, who scored Nigeria’s first goal against the Danes, said he was not surprised that the team has been able to come this far, given the quality of playing and coaching personnel.

“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.

Meanwhile, NFF Technical Director, Coach Bitrus Bewarang joined the team in Salvador and was also on the flight to São Paulo on Sunday.

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