The Super Falcons of Nigeria lost 1-0 to Mexico in their first game at the 2023 Revelations Cup in the early hours of Thursday.
Kiana Palacios scored the only goal of the game for hosts Mexico in the 85th minute.
The Revelations Cup serves as preparations for the Falcons ahead of this year’s women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, where the team is drawn in the same group with Australia, Canada and World Cup debutants Republic of Ireland.
The Falcons have now lost six straight games with their last win coming against Cameroon in the quarter-finals of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.
The Falcons will hope to bounce back from the defeat when they face Colombia in their second game on Saturday, February 18th.