The Nigeria Under-23s laboured to a slim 1-0 win over USA second division side Charleston Battery FC thanks to a screamer from left full back Stanley Amuzie.
Amuzie’s 33rd minute effort settled the resscheduled tie which was shifted to today due to heavy rainfall which made the pitch of the Silverbacks parks un- playable yesterday.
The Nigerian team featuring most of the players who are in Nigeria’s final list for the Olympics failed to break down a Charlestone Battery team pack filled with academy players with an average age of 17.
Despite their inexperience, the lads of Charlestone Battery FC will feel hard done by the decision of the referee to cancel what looked like a legitimate goal that would have brought the scores to 1-1 shortly before the half time break.
Head coach of the Nigeria team Samson Siasia has already submitted his final list of players for the Olympics although it’s yet to be made public but on the strength of today’s display, a lot need to be done in order to make them put up a good showing at the Rio Olympics.