Four goal hero Oghenekaro Etebo reveals personal, Dream Team target at Rio Olympics

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– Oghenekaro Etebo is not interested in winning the golden boot at the Rio Olympics 

– Etebo is only focused on helping the Dream Team repeat the success of Atlanta 96

– The CD Feirense striker says coach Samson Siasia has been a father figure to the players 

Super Eagles and Dream team striker Oghenekaro Etebo has revealed that gold is the main target for the team as they look to replicate the success of Atlanta ’96.

The CD Feirense striker scored four goals as the Nigeria U-23 team defeated Japan 5 – 4 in their opening group game of the competition.

Nigeria vs Japan

Etebo Oghenekaro celebrates a goal against Japan

Speaking at the post match press conference, Etebo who was given the match ball after the game, said: “Scoring all the goals in this competition and not winning the gold medal would have amounted to a waste of effort and that’s not my target.

“Yes, it would be great to see my efforts contributing to the success of the team, but if it will not lead us to the gold, then I don’t want it.”

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Etebo disclosed that the motivating factor in the team is coach Samson Siasia who has played the role of a father to the players even in times when they don’t believe they can do it, and added that the players are motivated to win for him.

The former Warri Wolves striker called on Nigerians to continue to support them, adding they are happy to put smiles on the faces of Nigerians who they know were awake all night to watch them play the Japanese.

Siasia added: “We just won a game, we can’t and won’t allow this victory get into our heads. Our target here is to win the gold and this is just the first step of us achieving that aim.

“No two games are the same, for me this hurdle is over, when I wake up tomorrow I will then think of my next game.”

Nigeria face Sweden in their next match to be played on Sunday August 7 at 11pm (Nigerian time)

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