Mali Vs NigeriaVenue: Estadio Sausalito Vina Del MarDate: Sunday November 8, 2015Time: 19:00, Nigerian time: 11pm
Mexico U17 national team coach said that it will be difficult for any team in this tournament to defeat this Nigerian side. “I don’t think Mali may be able to stop Nigeria, it’s just 90 minutes between them and the trophy they won in 2013.”
But most people who understand football will tell you that the match against Mali can be tricky, an all African finals.
Something going for Mali is they are the current African champions and the team that defeated Croatia, the only team that beat Nigeria in the tournament so far.
This is the first time Mali will be reaching the Finals of FIFA U17 World cup and may never let the opportunity slip by. They are better motivated to win this one.
However, Golden Eaglets may have mastered the act. The Nigerians had never lost in the finals before. They‘ve won the tournament 4 times, going to the fifth and may be the only country to defend the trophy since tournament began in 1985.
Nigeria defeated the hard fighting Mexican by 4 – 2 to reach the finals, While Mali Beat Belgium 3 – 1 to set up an all African deciders.