The Flying Eagles of Nigeria started their 2023 FIFA World Cup campaign with a bang, securing their first victory against the Dominican Republic on Sunday. The Head coach of the team, Ladan Isah Bosso, expressed his satisfaction with his team’s performance in the game.
The Nigerian team, who won the Bronze medal at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, showed their class by coming from behind to defeat the Dominican Republic with a final score of 2-1. Bosso revealed that there were some errors during the game, but he was satisfied with the result.
The match started in favor of the Dominican Republic, who scored from the spot in the 23rd minute. However, Nigeria quickly equalized when the Dominican Republic goalkeeper missed a long throw that Guillermo De Peno deflected into his own net. Nigeria went on to take the lead in the second half, with Samson Lawal capitalizing on a shoddy backpass from Israel Boatwright.
Bosso praised his team’s coordination from defense to attack and revealed that they would work on their missed chances before the next match. Nigeria is set to face Italy on Wednesday, and a win would take them a step closer to the next round of the tournament.
The Flying Eagles have shown their potential in their first game, and fans will be hoping for more impressive performances from the team. With the right mindset and determination, Nigeria could go far in the tournament and make their country proud.