The West Africans struggled to impress at the Los Angeles Coliseum and conceded two goals in each half of Sunday’s game.
Nigerian coach Paul Aigbogun saw Mexico’s 4-0 victory over the Super Eagles as a ‘good experience’ for the home side.
The former Flying Eagles boss assisted Gernot Rohr on the bench at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Sunday after the absence of Joseph Yobo and Austin Eguavoen, technical director of the NFF.
Nigeria have turned to their league players to run the friendly match due to the unavailability of their foreign stars.
During the meeting, Atletico Madrid star Hector Herrera passed in each half, while Rogelio Funes Mori and Jonathan dos Santos also registered their names on the standings.
Aigbogun said in his post-match response that Gerardo Martino had offered his best The Tri preparing their team to defend their Concacaf Gold Cup title with the 2021 edition starting Saturday.
‘It was their last preparatory match before the Gold Cup. We knew they were going to play their strongest team, ‘the former manager of Warri Wolves told SU NFF media.
“It was a wonderful experience for our team. I think we probably played the youngest team you saw in the national team for a while.
‘Many of them made their debut. I think it was a fantastic experience for them to play against a good team like Mexico.
“It’s a privilege for them to play in a massive stadium like this and in front of the crowd.”
Enyimba forward Anthony Iwuala, who wore the captain’s bracelet for 90 minutes, is seeking more exposure to the NPFL players following Sunday’s defeat which he described as an ‘unfortunate fate’.
“It was a wonderful experience for us as an African player,” Iwuala said.
‘It was a very big match because we wanted to show our quality and we are very happy that we were able to get this wonderful opportunity. But we are sad that it ended like this, but it is a wonderful experience for us.
“Our hope is to take it further to Europe to get more opportunities and more exposure and to work for the bigger task.”