Assistant coach Fatai Amoo will now lead the country’s Olympic team following the elevation of Samson Siasia to the Super Eagles, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) have announced.
Former Sunshine Stars coach Amoo will therefore lead Dream Team VI to next month’s friendly against Brazil.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the Confederacao Brasileira de Futebol (CBF) have confirmed that the friendly will be played in Brazil on Thursday, March 24.
“The CBF is happy to host the champions of Africa, Nigeria Olympic team on the 24th March FIFA date at 7pm at the stadium of Kleber Andrade in the city of Cariacica, Vitoria, Espirito Santo,” announced the CBF.
“The match will serve as preparation for both teams for their participation in the Olympic Games Rio 2016.”
NFF’s FIFA Match Agent, Jairo Pachon of Eurodata Sport added: “The match is sealed. We are happy to be able to swing this one and it will serve as good preparation for the Nigeria Olympic team ahead of Rio 2016.”
Both teams were involved in one of the most memorable matches in the history of the men’s football tournament of the Olympics, back in 1996, when the Dream Team came back from 1-3 down to eliminate Brazil in the semi-finals.
Nigeria beat Argentina 3-2 in the final to claim Africa’s first –ever Olympics football gold.