Salisu Yusuf’s Super Eagles B fail Costa Rica test


A goal in each half from Oscar Duarte (7′) and Kendall Waston (73′) handed World Cup-bound Costa Rica a comfortable 2-0 victory against a predominantly “home based” Nigerian team at the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica on Thursday.

The international friendly was the first ever meeting between both Countries at senior level, and it served as part of the tune up games for Costa Rica’s Los Ticos.

Los Ticos were dominant against the African team in both halves, outshooting and registering more attempts on goal.

Nigeria only managed one shot on goal in the entire game and the Super Eagles goalkeeper more saves than his counterpart.

It wasn’t an inspiring outcome if this was another audition for the local based Nigerian players and Coach, Salisu Yusuf in his first solo senior team assignment since 2015.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s first team will be in action on November 17 against Portugal, another team bound for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

FL gathered that head coach, Jose Peseiro will take charge of the team that will see Nigeria’s very best players present the former European champions a formidable test before their opening game at the World Cup against Ghana on November 24.


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