It was a bad start for the Dream Team VI in the Suwon Invitational Tournament as they were pipped 1-0 by hosts South Korea Thursday.
The Samson Siasia-tutored side lost at the Suwon World Cup Stadium thanks to Choi Kyubaek’s 86th minute winner.
The Nigerian team were looking to start the tournament on a good footing, by winning or grabbing a draw, but that was not to be as their hosts proved too strong for them. Coach Siasia named a strong squad with Emmanuel Daniel and Usman Mohammed starting.
The likes of Saturday Erimuya and Erhun Obanor marshalled the defence line, and the belief was that the team was going to get something from the game.
The Dream Team started the game on a frantic note and were by far the better side in the opening 20 minutes of the game, but failed to convert their chances. Choi Kyubaek broke their hearts with the late strike and the hosts managed to hold on until the final whistle. Siasia’s lads have a chance to redeem their image in the competition when they battle Honduras and Denmark in the next two games.