Brazil on Monday bashed Nigeria’s amputee football team 6-0 in their first game at the 2018 Amputee World Cup in Mexico.
The game was the Special Eagles’ first match in the competition as they face Russia in their second game on Tuesday.
According to an official of the team, Stefan Lovgren, the Eagles lost the match due to several challenges.
“Our Nigerian boys suffered a tough loss against a good Brazilian team in the Amputee World Cup opener,” Lovgren said.
“The game was finely balanced in the first half when we were hit with a sending-off from two yellow cards. 1-0 at half-time turned into a humbling 6-0 score at the end.
“But we are proud of the effort our guys put in under some very difficult circumstances; some of them arrived here in Mexico the morning of the match after 60 hours of travel and an untold number of mishaps, including luggage containing shirts, shoes and crutches being lost along the way.
“The good news is that the sending-off will not result in a suspension for Kennedy, who will be able to play in the game against Russia, who are the holding world champs and who beat El Salvador. (Abayomi) Bamgbopa, or Starboy as he’s known, will be able to play as well after suffering an eye injury in Sunday’s game that required a hospital visit. Our spirits are back up today.”