FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2017
Last-gasp hero Abu gives Nigeria win
30 Apr 2017
- Nigeria fight back to defeat Mexico in extra time
- It is the first drawn match in regulation time at Bahamas 2017
- Mexico next game: vs Italy, Nigeria next game: vs Iran, both on 1 May
Nigeria staged a remarkable comeback to defeat Mexico 5-4 in extra time of their Group B clash at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017.
It was the Mexicans that initially took control of the contest after goals from Abdiel Villa and Angel Rodriguez. Emeka Ogbona struck right back before Ramon Maldonado restored their two-goal advantage.
However, the West Africans responded through Azeez Abu before a late Victor Tale penalty resulted in the first regulation-time draw at Bahamas 2017.
Nigeria outlasted Mexico in the extra-time period, with Abu scoring the winner just seconds from the end to claim the two points on offer.