Mexico U23 1-0 Nigeria U23: Bueno’s strike caged Dream Team VI in Friendly


Nigeria U23 national team suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against Mexico U-23 in a pre-Olympic friendly match played on Sunday morning in Mexico.

It was Marco Bueno’s solitary effort the Raúl Gutiérrez’s men required to pip their African champions at the Aguascalientes Stadium.

After a barren first half, Bueno made the difference for the ambitious 2012 Olympic champions, netting in the 65th minute to snatch the winner.

Both teams are preparing for the men’s Olympic football event at the Rio 2016 coming up in August.

Recently, the Dream crumbled to South Korea and Denmark before thumping Honduras to finish fourth at the Suwon four-national tournament last June in South Korea.

They earlier defeated the Olympics’ host Brazil 1-0 in a test game back in March, but had recently lost back-to-back against junior U20 side.

Following the Mexico u23 defeat, coach Samson Siasia’s side will continue its training camp in the United States of America, where they will play Charleston Battery FC in Atlanta on Saturday, 16th July.

They will also have a rematch against the Honduras U23 team scheduled for 27th July.

The 1996 Olympic champions were pooled alongside Sweden, Colombia and Japan in the group stage of the men’s football tournament of this year’s Olympic Games in Brazil.

Whereas, the tricolors have been zoned in Group C against Fiji, Germany and Korea Republic in their bid for a second Olympic football title.

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