Golden Eaglets Of Nigeria Tear Apart Mexico To Qualify For The Finals Of U-17 World Cup

Date: 06-11-2015 6:16 am (8 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets early this morning survived an initial Mexico’s scare to cruise into her eight final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The four-time champions  booked a date with  fellow  African brothers Mali after beating the South Americans 4-2 in a six goal thriller at the Estadio Municipal Ester Roa  in Conception .

The El Tri fired the first salvo through Eduardo Aguirre but he was curtailed by Nigeria’s Akpan Udoh, who pulled a save to deny an early goal.
Just before the Eaglets could settle down into the game, the Mexican got the first goal  with Kevin Magana strike  in the 8th minute.

Again, the South Americans came close to increasing the tally but the pass from the left flank evaded their attackers in Nigeria’s ark.

The Nigerian side looked rattled and could only manage one attempt at goal through Victor Osimhen but his effort failed to trouble the Mexican goalkeeper, Abraham Romero.
Moments later, the table turned against the Mexicans as Nigeria  settled into the game as they made a couple of attempts at forcing an equalizer.

Goalkeeper Udoh was again call to action with a brilliant save in the 29th minute to keep Nigeria in the game.
Against the run of play, Nigeria grabbed an equalizer through Kelechi Nwakali’s free kick in the 35th minute. The strike roared above the wall into the South Americans net for what could be regarded as one of the best goals of  the tournament.

Nigeria struck again through Orji Okwonkwo’s solo run in the 43rd minute of the tie. Just  on the mark of an hour, the Mexicans renewed their drive for an equalizer. They did that in a fashionable way as Diego Cortes cut past Nigeria’s defenders to score their second goal.

In the 66th minute, Osinachi Ebere broke loose from the right to return Nigeria back into  the lead. The Eaglets were close to scoring another but the upright denied Samuel Chukwueze what would have been a  spectacular goal. Osimhen scored from a spot kick to make it 4-2  to  equal Florent Sinama Pongolle’s 9-goal record.

Nigeria, Mali would be playing the  second all Africa final at the U-17 World Cup after the Japan ‘93 edition where the Kanu Nwankwo-led Eaglets defeated Ghana 2-1.
In the first semi final, Mali come-from-behind to beat Belgium 3-1.

Nigeria would battle to win her fifth title  against Mali  on Sunday, while Mexico will slug it out with Belgium in the third place in Vina Del Mar.

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Posted: at 6-11-2015 06:16 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- musleh247 at 6-11-2015 06:28 AM (8 years ago)
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Nigeria all the way...... That was a brilliant game from the golden eaglet
Posted: at 6-11-2015 06:28 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- musleh247 at 6-11-2015 06:32 AM (8 years ago)
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At the beginning of the match when the Mexicans scored my heart was shaking that these guys should not loose this match at this stage, but as God would have it the match ended at 2-4 in favor of the eaglet boys.
Posted: at 6-11-2015 06:32 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- musleh247 at 6-11-2015 06:34 AM (8 years ago)
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Another wonderful thing is two African teams are meeting in the final.... That's gonna be tough though.
Posted: at 6-11-2015 06:34 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Novic at 6-11-2015 06:38 AM (8 years ago)
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Congrat 9ja. i knw this guys will alway mak us proud.
Posted: at 6-11-2015 06:38 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Novic at 6-11-2015 06:42 AM (8 years ago)
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I really watch this match live. this guy were really unstopable. i was just imagine playing wit them. i cherish you guyz
Posted: at 6-11-2015 06:42 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Novic at 6-11-2015 06:46 AM (8 years ago)
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They are nt like there brother that is playing like crab. then play massure and inteligent football.
Posted: at 6-11-2015 06:46 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- Novic at 6-11-2015 06:50 AM (8 years ago)
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Guys na you get that cup jare... trash mali dwn.
Posted: at 6-11-2015 06:50 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 6-11-2015 07:33 AM (8 years ago)
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Waoh am so proud to be an African right now. Well done to both Nigeria and Mali but Mali, u kn nigeria is ur boss so respect on d final. They are bring d cup bak home whr it belong.
Posted: at 6-11-2015 07:33 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Donchijoz at 6-11-2015 07:45 AM (8 years ago)
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Fighting spirit how I wish super eagle will be like this. Just come back with the cup boys. Kudos
Posted: at 6-11-2015 07:45 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- lexyclasy at 6-11-2015 08:05 AM (8 years ago)
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Poster your analysis is okay but for the records MEXICO is not a South America country.....The north America include USA,CANADA & MEXICO
Posted: at 6-11-2015 08:05 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- factfinding at 6-11-2015 08:43 AM (8 years ago)
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We thank God for the success, good job guys keep it up but that Mexican second goal beats my imagination how you guys allowed that guy to go in  without marking him.
Posted: at 6-11-2015 08:43 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mickeytoy at 6-11-2015 08:56 AM (8 years ago)
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the Mexicans had very good composure on the ball and they tried... it was there keeper that made some silly mistakes... they really tried... whereby Nigerians were loosing key passes and I think they really need to work on that.... God job guys at least they came from behind... it was am interesting game
Posted: at 6-11-2015 08:56 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- Vivianciv at 6-11-2015 09:39 AM (8 years ago)
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You boys are doing your country proud
Posted: at 6-11-2015 09:39 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- proly at 6-11-2015 09:53 AM (8 years ago)
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Nice one...but Mali nija go tough ooooo....bc 2 African countries. ..dey hard....but all d way nija 4 real....kudos guys
Posted: at 6-11-2015 09:53 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 6-11-2015 10:34 AM (8 years ago)
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nice one boys i really enjoyed the match oo
Posted: at 6-11-2015 10:34 AM (8 years ago) | Grande Master
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- kingcalors at 6-11-2015 11:05 AM (8 years ago)
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In U17 football, Nigeria is a force to reckon with. Any country that messes up with Nigeria will be tammed. Brazil tried it and they were crushed
Posted: at 6-11-2015 11:05 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kingcalors at 6-11-2015 11:05 AM (8 years ago)
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In U17 football, Nigeria is a force to reckon with. Any country that messes up with Nigeria will be tammed. Brazil tried it and they were crushed
Posted: at 6-11-2015 11:05 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- benny0047 at 6-11-2015 12:16 PM (8 years ago)
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nice one boys ... bring the cup home
Posted: at 6-11-2015 12:16 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- candela at 6-11-2015 12:32 PM (8 years ago)
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Under17 force to be reckoned with old men playing with their sons. Let them do it at senior level now. I really pity those poor Brasil and Mexico kids.
Posted: at 6-11-2015 12:32 PM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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