Denmark batter sorry Nigeria U23s 6-2 in Suwon tourney

Denmark batter sorry Nigeria U23s 6-2 in Suwon tourney
Nigeria U23 coach Siasia

by Samm Audu

Saturday Jun 04, 2016. 12:52

A pathetic Nigeria Olympic team suffered their second straight loss at the Suwon International Tournament in Korea when they were thrashed 6-2 by Denmark Saturday morning.

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Nigeria lost their opening match of the pre-Olympics tournament to hosts Korea 1-0.

 Nigeria went behind in the 26th minute after Erhun Obanor scored against his team from a cross.

The Danes doubled their lead after 34 minutes, when Emil Larsen fired home.

Larsen extended their lead four minutes later and he completed his hat-trick nine minute after the re-start.

Patrick Da Silva scored a fifth goal for Denmark in the 62nd minute, before Emiliano Marcondes completed the rout with a sixth goal on 75 minutes.

Substitute Abdulrahman Taiwo netted two consolation goals for Nigeria late in the game to give the scoreline some respectability.

Nigeria were again punished for poor finishing with Liverpool loanee Taiwo Awoniyi the worst culprit.

Awoniyi’s header in the 13th sailed over the bar narrowly.

Awoniyi was then denied a goal with a last-minute clearance on 18 minutes.

The Liverpool loanee again threatened the Denmark goal 10 minutes later after he could not finish off a pull-out by Sincere Seth.

In the 51st minute, he missed another chance to reduce the deficit for Nigeria, and in the 64th minute, he saw his effort crash against the post.

Nigeria would have gone behind as early as the ninth minute, but goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel came to the rescue when he kept out a penalty Nicolai Brock-Madsen.

Nigeria U23s vs Denmark: Emmanuel Daniel (Mohammed Yusuf 73) - Sincere Seth, Julius Emiloju (Tonbara Tiongoli 73) , Erhun Obanor, Saturday, Ndifreke Effiong (Stanley Amuzie 45),  Azubuike Okechukwu (Skipper), Usman Mohammed, Nathan Oduwa (Abdulrahman 45), Stanley Dimgba (Godwin Saviour 45), Taiwo Awoniyi (Ubong Ekpai 73)


@Olajide- you are on point with the remark that these matches results are coming at a good time before the tournament as this would give fans insight into what to expect from the team in Rio.However, this is an opportunity to beef up the team with top quality players within the age bracket. The likes of Isaac Success, Simon Moses, Etebo Oghenekaro, Alex Iwobi, Ndidi Wilfred- an utility who could play anywhere in the defence as well as defensive mid., Kelechi Iheanacho, Anderson Esiti of Portugal - a defensive midf, Michael Awazieam - central defender, Madu Kingsley, Musa Mohammed, William Troost Ekong, Shehu Abdullahi- a defensive midfielder, Azubuike Okechukwu,- a central midfileder in the mould of mikel obi,

Coach, Nigeria fans are loosing faith in you since the Egypt matches not because you lost but based on your selections for those matches. You did not play to our strength. Rio will determine finally your place with Nigeria fans. As the saying goes a coach is as good as his last results.

Abdullahi Shehu (Uniao da Madeira, Portugal); Musa Muhammed (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey); Kingsley Madu (AS Trencin, Slovakia); William Troost Ekong (Haugesund FC, Norway); Chidozie Awaziem (FC Porto, Portugal) Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Wilfred Ndidi KRC Genk, Belgium); Etebo Oghenekaro (CD Feirense, Portugal) Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England); Aminu Umar (Osmanlispor FK, Turkey); Sadiq Umar (AS Roma), Isaac Success (Granada, Spain) Are all qualified to play in Rio

Thank God for the result, it let us know we dont have a team yet. Nigeria trsiling 6-0 to Denmark. If coach Siasia dont want to have a first round knockout ticket from the olympics he needs to be open minded and pick the very best Nigeria have to offer in the u23 category. Thankfully, we have a lot of talents in this category.

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