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)