Nigeria gained a well deserved draw against Mexico, when they drew 2-2 on Sunday in the Estadio Azteca.
Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins had an outstanding game for Nigeria and was on the score sheet twice to give his country a two-goal lead before they relented to Mexico’s powerful comeback.
Juan Carlos Cacho grabbed both of Mexico’s goals.
Oba Martins – a constant menace to Mexico with his lightning speed
At the death Ikechukwu Uche had the chance to claim victory for Nigeria in injury time, when Nigeria was awarded a penalty, but he missed badly to the delight of the home fans.
Oba Martins was the early menace for Nigeria as he gave Nigeria the lead after 30 minutes with a well taken goal. The pace of the Newcastle striker was a constant worry to Mexico and they succumbed again on 52 minutes when Martins drove home number two.
But that goal woke Mexico up and they began their comeback and it was Cacho who scored his first goal just two minutes later. Mexico were then awarded a penalty with little over 20 minutes remaining, and Cacho made no mistake from the penalty spot.
But then came Ucheâ€™s late chance to win the game for Nigeria, but he failed and Nigeria had to be content with a draw, but it was a game they really should have won. Oba Martins was outstanding for the visitors, proving a constant menace to the Mexican defense with his lightning speed.