Flying eagles coach Ladan Bosso was delighted with the outcome of the friendly match between Nigeria and Colombia at the October 20 stadium, Tristan Suárez on Tuesday evening.
Substitute Emmanuel Umeh salvaged a draw for Nigeria when he found the net in the 89th minute while Jude Sunday, with a powerful shot from outside the box in the 44th minute, and Ibrahim Beji Muhammad at minute 77 were the other scorers for the seven-time African champions.
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Colombia took the lead in the 26th minute when abel ogwuche put the ball into his own net.
Óscar cortés netted from the penalty spot to make it 2-1 just before halftime before watford midfielder yáser asprilla scored to give the south americans a 3-1 lead with seventeen minutes left on the clock.
The Nigeria football federation organized the friendly against the tricolors to prepare the flying eagles for a potentially troublesome match at the world cup against five-time world champions brazil.
Nigeria start their campaign at the 2023 FIFA U-20 world cup against Dominican republic on Sunday, May 21, and then face the Italians three days later, before rounding off the group stage against brazil on may 27.
The flying eagles players and officials will fly into Mendoza on Wednesday afternoon ahead of their first game against the Dominican republic.