The Golden Eaglets have been advised to work on their finishing abilities if they are to go far in the upcoming FIFA World U17 Championships to be hosted by Brazil.
Sao Paulo youth team on Monday evening handed a 2-1 defeat to the Nigerian team who are five-time champions at this level despite the Africans dominating possession and creating several notable chances.
Many Garba’s team were the better side for most part of the game but had only a penalty converted by Olakunle Olusegun in the 70th minute to thank for their consolation goal, leading Sao Paulo’s Marcos Vizolli to charge the Nigerians to be better prepared for the World Cup.
”It was a really good game, Nigeria tried to dominate the midfield, they tried to score but they couldn’t, they missed four times in the first half,” ANS quotes coach Marcos Vizolli.
”In the second half, Nigeria was better, they dominated much better the game and tried to work a lot with the wingers but they couldn’t score another goal.
”They conceded in the second half because the midfield lost the ball. The result is not so important, the importance is the level and the intensity of the game which will prepare them for the World Cup.”
The Golden Eaglets and Asian tigers South Korea will meet in another friendly on Wednesday, October 16.