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Three Talking Points From Nigeria's 4-0 Defeat Against Mexico

Nigeria suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat against Mexico in a friendly match at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Sunday.

Goals from Rogelio Funes Mori, Jonathan dos Santos and Hector Herrera Brace gave the Mexicans a deserved victory as the eagles were outclassed in every department.

Here are the major talking points from game


Harsh Lessons For NPFL Players

Gernot Rhor filled out his starting XI with players from the Nigerian Professional League. Enyimba forward Anayo Iwuala was handed the armband and he led Gernot Rohr’s side for the entire 90 minutes.

The young players had no answers to all the questions that were asked by their opponents and were outplayed in every department. It was a harsh lesson for them to learn, and the reality is that they still have a long way to go before becoming regular stars in Nigeria.

Nigeria has now gone winless in its last eight friendlies.



The defeat means the Super Eagles are now winless in their last eight friendly games, with their last victory coming in March 2019 when they edged out Egypt 1-0 in Asaba.

It is an unwanted record for a team blessed with talents and Gernot Rhor must sort things out to ensure the eagles get back to winning ways.

Up Next for the Eagles

Next up for Nigeria are the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers, which will be held in September. The three-time African champions are in Group B alongside Cape Verde, the Central African Republic, and Liberia.

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