Nigeria lose to Italy in Group B [Video]

Nigeria could not contain the Italians, falling 12-6 in the Group B game that was played in Nassau on Thursday, April 27.

Isiaka Olawale

Gabriele Gori scored six times for the Italians while Paolo Palmacci netted a hat-trick for the Italians.

For the Sand Eagles, Azeez Abu scored a hattrick while Godspower Igudia, Victor Tale and Emeka Ogbonna were also on the scoresheet for Nigeria.

Nigeria will be looking to get their campaign on the track when they play Mexico on Saturday, April 29.

Italy will next play Iran also on Saturday.

In the other Group B game, Iran beat Mexico 3-2 also on Thursday.

Africa’s other representative at the World Cup Senegal beat Ecuador 9-0 in a Group A game.


Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:


Recommended articles

Karpin takes over as Russia manager

Pochettino pens new PSG deal despite tricky start to reign

Goal and arrow: Brazil's Paulinho makes stand against religious intolerance at Olympics

Team Nigeria parade at the opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympic Games

Sancho, the $100 million man, wants to bring trophies back to Man Utd

'World class' Sancho brings style and swagger to Man Utd

Manchester United sign Sancho on five-year deal from Dortmund

'Happy' Son signs new four-year deal at Tottenham

Real Madrid striker Benzema tests positive for Covid-19