Super Eagles in their preparation for the 2022 AFCON qualifiers lost their first friendly game to Mexico in the early hours of the morning. The three times CONCACAF winners defeated the Super Eagles at the AT & T Stadium, Arlington, Texas.
Santiago Tomás Giménez In the 12th-minute strike for Mexico to put the Mexican ahead. Cyriel Dessers who was UEFA Europa Conference League top scorer scored his first professional goal for Nigeria, levelling the scoreline to 1-1. Just three minutes after Captain Troost Ekong scored an awful own goal, which gave the Mexican 2-1 lead at full time.
Jose Poseiro decided to go for a feline pine up of Trost Ekong, Calvin Bassey, Chidozie Awaziem and Sami Ajayi. In the midfield Innocent Bonke, Joe Aribo and Alex Iwobi partnered. Simon Moses, Moffi and Cyriel Dessers lead the attack line.
His game plan was respectable bringing on fourUnited home base players during the second half of the game. Katsina United Sani Faisal replaced Innocent Bonke in the 46th minute, Enyimba striker, Victor Mboama came in for Terem Moffi in the 72nd minute, unit drivers Unted pair Isahaq Kayode and Chiamaka Madu in the 81 minutes replaced Simon Moses and Cyriel Desser.
Amaju Pinnick on Jose Peseiro; “I like what I saw today and I have confidence that we have appointed the right coach that can restore the glory of the Super Eagles and make them start winning once more.”