A late Mexico goal sinks the Super Falcons in their opening match of the 2023 Women’s Revelations Cup.

The team were without hot and firing Barcelona striker, Asisat Oshoala who was unable to join the team in time for the game.

Nigeria started the game brightly, but both teams could have opened the scoring within the opening five minutes.

However, stand-in captain Rasheedat Ajibade made an early clearance to deny the hosts while Toni Payne threatened on the other end of the pitch.

Falcons striker, Ifeoma Onumonu brilliant free kick at the edge of the Mexican box 10 minutes into the match but the defensive wall of the north Americans cleared the ball to safety.

The Falcons were lucky to escape conceding possibly the opening goal in the 34th minute through Lizabeth Ovalle who missed a sitter.

Ajibade failed to make her effort count after Nigeria won a free-kick in a promising area.

Mexico nearly made the Atletico Madrid star pay for her profligacy, but Lizabeth Ovalle missed another glorious chance to hand El Tri the advantage.

Kiana Palacios broke the deadlock and put Mexico ahead in the 85th minute.

The nine-time African champions will seek to bounce back when they face Colombia in their second game on Saturday.