Stephen Dunmoye

The Nigerian Super Eagles were humiliated in an international friendly against Portugal by 4 goals to nil in Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday.

The match which was played at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in Lisbon, saw the likes of Bruno Fernandez, Goncalo Ramos and Joao Mario on a scoresheet that gave Portugal the win over Eagles.

As the second half was about to commence, Peseiro brought on the duo Samuel Chukwueze and Frank Onyeka for Ademola Lookman and Wilfred Ndidi respectively.

Fernandes would not have the opportunity to score his hat trick as coach Fernando Santos replaced him for Vitinha while Dias and Bernardo Silva were also replaced with Raphael Guerreiro and Joao Mario.

The Eagles’ performance in the second half improved compared to their poor display in the first 45 minutes as they were able to string some passes together and control the game better.

After an improved performance in the second half, Nigeria had the opportunity to reduce the deficit after Osayi-Samuel was brought down in the box for a penalty but Emmanuel Dennis failed to score from the spot as his shot was saved by Rui Patricio.

The Eagles were made to pay for their missed opportunity and they conceded two goals in the space of two minutes as substitutes Ramos and Ramio scored to add to Nigeria’s friendly misery.

The result means Nigeria is yet to win in any of their last 14 friendlies.