Super Eagles lose to Ecuador

Nigeria in the early hours of Friday morning lost 1-0 to Ecuador in a friendly match played at New Jersey, US in what was the second match ever between the two teams.

Pervis Josue Estupifian capitalised on Nigeria’s defensive blunder to score the only goal of the match in the third minute

Recalled that the earlier 2-1 loss to Mexico on Sunday morning was also a product of defensive mistake.


This morning, Nigeria failed to deal with an early freekick with Faisal Sari guilty of ball watching and Chidozie Awaziem unaware of his surrounding allowing Estupifian to head across Francis Uzoho for the game’s opening goal.

That goal sparked the Nigerian team to life as they immediately seized the momentum with Cyriel Dessers handed a clear chance but with the goalkeeper at his mercy he shot tamely directly at him.


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