No team had a harder time getting to Rio de Janeiro than Our Nigerian men’s soccer team, and when our players finally arrived they had just hours to prepare for a match against Japan. What was their reward for a tumultuous trip? The wrong national anthem.
When it came time before the game to honor each country with the playing of the national anthem, Nigeria heard a tune that was definitely not right.
The Nigerians were evidently unfazed by the error, holding off Japan for a 5-4 victory. But their disappointment was apparent when the music began playing.
After the wrong Nigerian National anthem was played, Nigerians took to twitter to express their disappointment and displeasure at the organizers of the 2016 Rio Olympics.