Nigeria beats Venezuela 3-1 in friendly


MIAMI (AP) -Ideye Brown and Igiebor Nosa scored in a five-minute span early in the second half to lead Nigeria past Venezuela 3-1 in an international friendly on Wednesday.

After both teams failed to convert multiple scoring opportunities in the first half, Nigeria broke through when Brown slotted his shot past goalkeeper Daniel Hernandez in the 48th minute.

Nosa made it 2-0 in the 53rd, landing an arcing 30-yard shot inside the right post.

Venezuela got a goal back when Frank Fleschcer scored in the 69th.

Nigeria's Onazi Ogenyi completed the scoring in stoppage time.

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