Ecuador skipper Enner Valencia has explained why the friendly game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria was significant to them.
A third minute goal from Pervis Estupinan secured a 1-0 win for 2022 World Cup-bound Ecuador.
It was the Eagles’ second defeat in five days after also losing 2-1 to Mexico.
Ecuador are drawn in Group A at this year’s World Cup alongside hosts Qatar, Senegal and Netherlands.
And reflecting on the win, the former West Ham United striker wrote on Twitter:”It was not only a preparatory match for our dream (Qatar), it was to give a little joy to our people who make a homeland outside of our homeland.
“We all dream of our beloved Ecuador united, where our children can grow up in an environment of peace and national unity.”
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