Nigeria U-23 Bounce Back To Defeat Honduras

Nigeria‘s olympic Eagles finally got a win in the Suwon tournament after battling from 1-0 down to defeat Honduras in their last game in the four nations invitational tournament ahead of the Olympics.

Nigeria has earlier lost 1-0 to hosts South Korea and suffered an embarrasing 6-2 loss to Denmark but redeemed themselves by winning Honduras 3-1.After a lethergic start, Honduras turned up the tempo and Alberth Elis broke the deadlock on the 17th minute.Godwin Saviour had the chance to draw the U-23 Eagles level on 21 minutes only for him to hit a lame shot which didn’t bother the Honduras keeper.

The team pose for a photo before the game
The team pose for a photo before the game

Just two minutes into the second half Usman Mohammed had a glorious chance to make it 1-1 but couldn’t hit target with only the keeper to beat.In the 59th minute, the U-23 Eagles made their first change with Stanley Dimgba replacing Taiwo Awoniyi.Skipper of the U-23 Eagles Azubuike finally broke the deadlock, getting on the score sheet in the 61st minute.

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Things got worse for Jorge Luis Pinto’s boys in the 69th minute as they conceded a penalty after Ndifreke Effiong was brought down inside their goal area. Saviour took up the responsibility in the 18-yeard box and first past goalkeeper Harold Fonseca.And with three minutes left, Saturday made it 3-1 for the U-23 Eagles, giving them their only victory of the pre-Olympics tournament.

Samson Siasia will now be looking to strengthen the team as they did not give a good showing at the tournament to prove to Nigerians they are ready to perform wonders at the Olympics
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