BY OBEHI EGENE
The Nigeria U23 side suffered their second defeat in as many games at Suwon Invitational Tournament in South Kores, with a 6-2 defeat to Denmark on Saturday.
Emil Larsen scored a hat-trick, Patrick Da Silva and Emiliano Marcondes were also target while Erhun Obanor scored an own goal, as the Danes easily saw off the African champions, who had suffered a 1-0 defeat to the host nation on Thursday.
Nigeria’s two goals were scored by substitute Taiwo Abdularahman.
Their third and final game of the four-nation tournament will be against Honduras.
Danes were asking all the questions from the blocks and were rewarded with a seventh minute penalty which was saved by Emmanuel Daniel.
Taiwo Awoniyi had a chance to put Nigeria ahead in the 13th minute, but his header went over the bar while a frantic clearance from a Denmark defender prevented the Liverpool striker from scoring the first goal of the game five minutes later.
The Danes put their nooses in front on 26 minutes, with Erhun Obanor turning a cross into his own net.
On the stroke of half time, the U-23 Eagles made three changes, with Stanley Amuzie, Abdulrahman and Godwin Saviour replacing Effiong Ndifreke, Stanley Dimgba and Nathan Oduwa.
Siasia made three changes on 73 minutes, with Tonbara Tiongoli, Yusuf Mohammed and Ubong Ekpai replacing Julius Emiloju, Daniel and Awoniyi.