Halftime Report: Nigeria U23s lead Brazil 1-0

Halftime Report: Nigeria U23s lead Brazil 1-0
Taiwo Awoniyi

by Samm Audu

Friday Mar 25, 2016. 00:53

Nigeria U23s are a goal up going into the interval against Rio Olympics hosts Brazil in a friendly in Vitoria tonight.

Ubong Ekpai put Nigeria ahead off a rebound after just four minutes.

Brazil chased the game thereafter, coming close in the 19th minute through Felipe Anderson and on 27 minutes, when Alisson’s angled header crashed against the crossbar.

Turkey-based Nigeria defender Musa Mohammed was booked in the 16th minute.

The home team created the better chances but failed to put them away in the first 45 minutes.

Nigeria starting XI vs Brazil Olympic team

Emmanuel Daniel – Musa Mohammed, Ndifreke Effiong, Segun Oduduwa, Saturday Keigo – Agboyi Ovboka, Ubong Ekpai, Sodiq Popoola, Stanley Dimgba – Imoh Ezekiel,Taiwo Awoniyi

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