Rio Olympic: Going down memory lane with Taribo (Video)

Ahead of the 2016 Olympic games in Brazil, the Coach Samson Siasia led Nigeria men Football team -Dream Team VI are working their socks off in USA in a bid replicate the feat recorded by their predecessor in 1996 where Nigeria became the first African nation to win an Olympic gold medal in the football event.

The Suwon Tournament revealed that Coach Siasia’s Olympic team as currently constituted clearly does not have what it takes to do the country proud in Brazil but there’s one man who believes the the John Obi Mikel skippered side will against all odds prove their critics wrong in Rio.

Taribo West, former Super Eagles defender and a member of the 1996 squad alongside award winning sport journalist Tana Aiyejina takes us down the memory lane in this exclusive interview with

The former Inter Milan hard tackling defender likens the current Olympic squad to the 96′ set who amidst shabby preparations and lack of attention from the football house went all the way to the final, beating Brazil in the semis before dispatching Argentina in the final.