The Flying Eagles of Nigeria grabbed their first victory of the 2023 FIFA World Cup event in opposition to the Dominican Republic on Sunday
Head coach of the Flying Eagles, Ladan Isah Bosso, has expressed his satisfaction together with his group’s first victory in opposition to the Dominican Republic, soccernet.ng understands.
The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Bronze medalist established their presence within the twenty third version of the worldwide males’s youth soccer championship contest in Argentina by coming from behind to defeat Walter Benitez’s males with a remaining rating of 2 goals to 1.
The 55-year-old revealed after the match that some errors had been dedicated by his boys throughout the recreation however claimed that he was happy with the results of the tie.
On the Mendoza Stadium, the event’s newcomers, Dominican Republic, took the lead from the spot within the twenty third minutes, after Benjamin Federick was flagged for a foul on Guillermo De Peno after a recheck by the Video Assistant Referee.
The captain, donning the quantity 10 jersey for the Dominican Republic U-20 group, Edison Azcona, hearth house his nation’s maiden strike.
The 2-time U-20 World Cup runners-up rapidly equalised when goalkeeper Xavier Valdez missed a protracted throw that De Peno unintentionally diverted into his personal web.
After the interval, Nigeria made a powerful effort to get the higher hand, and so they succeeded when Samson Lawal capitalised on a shoddy backpass from Israel Boatwright to fireside previous Valdez.
Bosso, talking after the sport, praised his group’s coordination from the Defence to the attacker and revealed that the group would work on it within the subsequent recreation.
“Yeah, we have now seen it. And play in opposition to the FIFA U-20 debutants. We have now seen what they’ll do and we had been capable of subdue them
“One of many good issues in regards to the group [Flying Eagles] is that their group is ideal from the defence to the midfield after which the assault.
“We missed so many possibilities, and we have to work on these possibilities earlier than the subsequent match,” he mentioned.
Nigeria is slated to face Italy on Wednesday, and a win in opposition to the younger Azzurri would take them a step into the subsequent spherical of the event.