Coach of Nigeria's Future Eagles Usman Haruna has shifted his focus on the game Japan after his side beat Mexico 3-1 in their opening match of the 2019 International Dream Cup tournament in Miyagi.
Egesionu Sopuruchukwu got Nigeria in front in the 44th minute before Adeleke Oluwatobi made it 2-0 in the 55th minute, and Adeyeye Damilola added another in the 72nd minute.
Mexico’s lone goal came in the 78th minute through Huescas Hurtado Rodrigo Jhossel.
“I am happy with the performance of the boys in this first match. Our focus now is on the encounter with the host nation." Coach Usman Haruna said.
"We expect that match to be tougher so we will also prepare harder in order to achieve victory.”
The Future Eagles will now confront host nation Japan’s U16 squad at the same venue on Friday.