Nigeria Hold Mexico In Friendly

Published: March 06, 2014
Nigeria Hold Mexico In Friendly68,212 spectators watched the goalless draw between Nigeria and Mexico last night at the Georgia Dome Atlanta, a new stadium attendance record.

While the Super Eagles made their physical presence count, a defect that was noticed on Wednesday is that the attackers may not be able to score against a well coordinated defense at the World Cup.

During the first 45 minutes, there were missed opportunities by Emmanuel Emenike and Ahmed Musa.

On the other hand, a header by Rafa Marquez was diverted by Nigeria custodian Vincent Enyeama.and the Lille man also saved a volley by Oribe Peralta.

The Mexicans were slightly more dominant in the first half and Stephen Keshi started the second half with three substitutions, handing debuts to Leon Balogun and Ramon Azeez while Austin Ejide replaced Enyeama in goal.

Whenever Tri Color managed to get past the Nigeria defense, Austin Ejide was on hand to make that final save.

Stephen Keshi has 102 more days or three friendly matches to correct the lapses noticed in his selection before the clash with Iran at the World Cup on June 16 in Parana.
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