Japan Overpower Eaglets in World Cup Warm up Game
The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria lost 1-0 to Japan in their final warm up game before the start of the FIFA U17 World Cup slated for Brazil.
A 22nd minute goal scored by Wakatsuki Yamoto clinched victory for the Japanese side in the game played at the Sao Paulo Football Club ground in Coita, Sao Paulo on Sunday.
Eaglets tried to claw their way back into the game with an equaliser, but the tactical discipline of the Japan side and the resolute play in the defence frustrated the efforts of the Eaglets’ attacking trio of Olakunle Olusegun, Wisdom Ubani and Ibrahim Jabeer in the game.
Nigeria are in Group B and will play her opening game in the group against Hungary at the Goiania Estadio Olimpico.
The FIFA U17 World Cup begins in Brazil on October 26.