It was pretty like the way their predecessor conquered the world in UAE 2013, the present Golden Eaglets team won FIFA U17 World cup in Chile, on Sunday November 8, 2015.
This may have triggered a debate among fans, comparing the 2013 squad with the present champions. We all thought that the Manu Garba’s tutored team was the best Eaglets Nigeria had produced, until we saw these boys.
Kelechi Nwakali won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and third highest goal scorer of the tournament; just the same way Kelechi Iheanacho did in 2013, where he won both the MVP and the second Highest Goal scorer.
But Victor Osimhen didn’t just win Golden Boot of the tournament, he became the all time Highest goal scorer of FIFA U17 World Cup; setting a new record of 10 goals.
It was indeed a different ball game in Chile and the African Continental champions Mali, couldn’t keep pace with Nigeria’s style of play. Although, Malians U17 team went down by 2 – 0, but not without putting up a gallant fight.
Nigerians celebrate yet another trophy. This is now the fifth FIFA U17 World cup in the kitten. Nigeria won the inaugural edition in 1985, then 1993, 2007, 2013 and now 2015. The Golden Eaglets remain the best in the world at this level of competition.