Future Eagles thump Mexico, set for host nation Japan
The Democracy Day in Nigeria was indeed a fruitful one for football as the U15 National Team defeated their Mexican U16 counterparts 3-1 in their opening match of the 2019 International Dream Cup tournament in Miyagi, Japan.
The match was played hours before the Super Falcons took to the pitch against Korea Republic at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France and earned a sweet win.
Egesionu Sopuruchukwu got Nigeria in front in the 44th minute as the Future Eagles led 1-0 at half time, at the Yurtec Stadium in Miyagi.
Adeleke Oluwatobi made it 2-0 for Nigeria in the 55th minute, before Adeyeye Damilola added another in the 72nd minute.
Mexico’s lone goal came in the 78th minute through Huescas Hurtado Rodrigo Jhossel.
The Future Eagles will now confront host nation Japan’s U16 squad at the same venue on Friday.