Wellington - Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba has expressed disappointment over his side’s 4-2 loss to Brazil in their opening game of the FIFA U20 World Cup on Monday.
Brazil opened scoring in the 5th minute but Nigeria scored twice to take the lead, before conceding three more goals.
Garba noted that the team has better chance in the first half, but paid dearly to mistakes made in the second half.
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“It's a huge disappointment. We carved out the better chances in the first half and we should have led at the break.
“The first 45 minutes reflected what we're capable of. We simply made two mistakes that cost us dearly in the second period.
“All in all we played our part in a really great match and I'd like to congratulate Brazil on their victory; they're a very good team.”
Nigeria plays its next game against Korea Democratic People’s Republic on Thursday, hoping to earn their first victory by beating the side who lost 5-1 to Hungary.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.