Surrounded by a chaotic buildup to the Games, including a war of words between Nigeria's Sports Ministry and football federation, the Olympic football team delivered the country's lone medal from Rio.
Bronze it may have been, but seeing as it was a very marginal improvement (cough cough) over the grand total of zero from 2012, there was some reason to be, well, less glum.
In any case, there are a four key lessons to take away from Dream Team VI's face-saving campaign:
1. Siasia has not changed much