Friendly How Costa Rica clipped Super Eagles wings in San Jose. A second-string Super Eagles team battled valiantly but fell short in a 2-0 international friendly loss to Costa Rica on Thursday morning at the National Stadium in San Jose.
In the seventh minute, veteran defender Oscar Duarte headed in a goal.
The Super Eagles defenders were ball-watching when the goal was scored from a long free kick.
The Super Eagles held their own despite losing so early in the match because to Water FC right-back Dominion Ohaka’s disruption of the Costa Rican defense.
Ohaka, who drew the attention of the crowd, was excellent at moving forward with the ball and provided several quality crosses.
However, the forwards lacked the assurance necessary to seriously challenge the Costa Rican defense.
Sunday Faleye, who came on as a second-half replacement, also shown flashes of the player who excelled for Nigeria at the 2018 African Nations Championship in Morocco.
Ejeh Isaiah, a center defender, was fortunate to escape punishment for a rugby-like tackle he made in the second half.
17 minutes from the finish, Kendal Watson scored Costa Rica’s second goal.
The Super Eagles will now focus on their upcoming Friendlies against Portugal on November 17 in Lisbon.