Host, Korea, pipped Nigeria’s U23 team 1-0 in the opening match of Suwon’s Invitational Tournament, yesterday.
Both teams are preparing for the Rio Olympics in August.
The home team left it late till the 86th minute to grab the match winner through Choi Kyubaek.
Poor finishing was Nigeria’s greatest undoing and in the end, they paid dearly for it.
Taiwo Awoniyi was Nigeria’s most dangerous striker in the first half, but for poor finishing he could have given the Dream Team VI the lead in the 36th after great combination play with Godwin Saviour.
He fluffed another opening in the 20th minute.
Goalkeeper, Emmanuel Daniel pulled a big save after half an hour.
Erhun Obanor was denied the post in the 55th minute with his header off a corner heading for goal.
Nigeria goalkeeper again came to the rescue of his team in the 62nd minute.
Usman and substitute, Tiongoli then wasted a sitter with the goalkeeper well beaten 10 minutes from time.


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