Date League Season Full Time
October 2006 International Friendly Pro (Golden 23) 91'


Team1st Half2nd HalfGoals
Japan (U23)112
Nigeria (U23)202


Japan vs Nigeria was the second friendly match that our heroes had during the training camp for the olympic qualifiers. Coach Kira surprised everybody playing goalkeeper Ken Wakashimazu as a forward.

In the 20th minute Hanji Urabe commited a fault inside the area that resulted in a penalty kick that was saved by Genzo Wakabayashi. Later on Wakabayashi assisted Wakashimazu for the first goal of the game. However, Nigeria tied the game shortly afterwards thanks to Bobang, who headed a center from J.J. Ochado. In the 45th minute Ochado put Nigeria in the lead assisted by Jacks.

For the second half, Shun Nitta and Mitsuru Sano entered the pitch replacing the futsal combi (Kazami and Furukawa). However, Nitta got injured during his first play and had to be substituted by Kazuki Sorimachi. It was not until loss time that Taro Misaki managed to score, avoiding Japan’s defeat in the last minute.

Japan (U23)

1Wakabayashi GK
4Ishizaki DF
7Soda DF
8Izawa DF
15Urabe DF
14Misugi DM
12Matsuyama DM
11Misaki AM 90+'
17Wakashimazu FW
25Kazami 16 FW
26Furukawa 18 FW
16Sano 25 FW
18Nitta 9 FW 50'
9Sorimachi 18 FW

Nigeria (U23)

1Jengo GK
22Bobang DM
10Ochado AM 45'
11Jacks FW