On This Day (July 31)Nigeria Thrashed Brazil 4-3 At The Atlanta 1996 Olympics

21 years ago during the Atlanta 1996 Olympics in the United States, the Nigerian u23 football team captained by Kanu Nwankwo caused a major upset in one of the greatest history of World football, beating an accomplished world power Brazil team in the semifinal of the games to book a place in Africa’s first ever final in the Olympic football for men.

The Brazilian squad  who bowed to the defeat are Bebeto, Ronaldo and Ronaldinho among others, the defeat did not only bring joy to Nigeria, but Africa as a whole with serious celebration in major cities of Africa to commemorate the victory.

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