Nigeria Wins FIFA U17 World Cup 2015 - Beat Mali 2 - 0 To Win Trophy

Date: 09-11-2015 12:52 am (5 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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Nigeria became only the second side to retain the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a 2-0 win against Mali in Vina Del Mar. Victor Osimhen stole the show once again thanks to his record-breaking tenth goal of the tournament, with Funsho Bamgboye adding a second moments later. Samuel Diarra had saved an early Osinachi Ebere penalty as the Malians played their part in an entertaining finale to Chile 2015.

The penalty came as both sides were just finding their rhythm in the opening exchanges, Chato the culprit with a handball. Ebere saw his low effort saved brilliantly by Diarra, the No17's follow up header hit the bar before a third bite of the cherry was blocked by the Malian defence.

Both sides had chances in a tense opening period, with Golden Eaglets skipper Kelechi Nwakali hitting just wide and Boubacar Traore seeing his glancing header tipped over by Akpan Udoh.

The second half saw the game burst into life, with Emmanuel Amuneke's words clearly working their magic on the Nigerian youngsters. Osimhen shrugged off the challenge of Mamadou Fofana before hitting a wonderful dipping half volley towards goal, which Diarra spectacularly saved. Udochukwu Anumudu then smashed a thunderous effort at goal, which rebounded back off the crossbar and was cleared away.

Mali did not heed those warnings. Good approach play by substitute Chinedu Madueke saw him tee up Osimhen for his record-breaking goal, seeing him surpass the 9 goals scored by Florent Sinama Pongolle in 2001 and Souleymane Coulibaly ten years later.

The holders doubled their advantage mere minutes later, with Bamgboye bursting down the Nigerian left before smashing a powerful effort at goal, Diarra standing little chance.

Despite a couple of late chances for Mali, from corner kicks, Nigeria retained possession for large spells and saw the game out to retain their crown. The jubilant scenes on the final whistle in Vina Del Mar will surely live long in the memories of these Nigerian heroes of the present, some of whom may just become the stars of the future.


Posted: at 9-11-2015 12:52 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
- livingstone80 at 9-11-2015 12:55 AM (5 years ago)
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up biafra
Posted: at 9-11-2015 12:55 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gogoman at 9-11-2015 12:57 AM (5 years ago)
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YES OOO VERY LOVELY MATCH...  CONGRATS BOYS SEE YOU IN ABUJA FOR WELCOME PARTY
Posted: at 9-11-2015 12:57 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- morgrawl231 at 9-11-2015 01:04 AM (5 years ago)
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Nice one boys......congrats
Posted: at 9-11-2015 01:04 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- papadip at 9-11-2015 01:10 AM (5 years ago)
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Congratulations.....
Posted: at 9-11-2015 01:10 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickieponga at 9-11-2015 01:21 AM (5 years ago)
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Congrats boys, Mali were lucky den no chop about 4 goals...
Wen d best defense meets d best attack d defense must crack...
Posted: at 9-11-2015 01:21 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- chealseafc at 9-11-2015 01:23 AM (5 years ago)
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congrats boys.
Posted: at 9-11-2015 01:23 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ayodun1 at 9-11-2015 01:29 AM (5 years ago)
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CONGRATULATIONS #Golden Eaglets.... CONGRATULATIONS #Nigeria

Posted: at 9-11-2015 01:29 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ayodun1 at 9-11-2015 01:32 AM (5 years ago)
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You're right @dickieponga... Mali were lucky not to concede more...But those Malian boyz are also good. I give kudos to them.

Posted: at 9-11-2015 01:32 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ayodun1 at 9-11-2015 01:35 AM (5 years ago)
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@livingstone.... Wat is related to Biafra in wetin we dey discuss here ? This is Nigeria.... This is Golden Eaglets.... This is World U17 Champion.... I pray for more of this IJN. #9JA Soar Higher

Posted: at 9-11-2015 01:35 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ayodun1 at 9-11-2015 01:39 AM (5 years ago)
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Abeg... Who get #Victor Osimhen's number ? I get gift for that guy.

Posted: at 9-11-2015 01:39 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sugarwealth at 9-11-2015 01:51 AM (5 years ago)
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The boys are good. They have made the country proud once again. Congrats to them,  they are too much
Posted: at 9-11-2015 01:51 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Asterimou at 9-11-2015 01:54 AM (5 years ago)
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This group of eaglets are just too good. Too Good. I pray for their future. i want to be hearing their progress many years to come. This guy, Osimhen, i don't know what adjective to qualify him. He is a world class striker. Barca straight
Posted: at 9-11-2015 01:54 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sugarwealth at 9-11-2015 01:58 AM (5 years ago)
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Mr President you have encouraged the boys well, the job has been done and they are bringing the cup home
Posted: at 9-11-2015 01:58 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sarah555 at 9-11-2015 02:03 AM (5 years ago)
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Congrats guys, well done
Posted: at 9-11-2015 02:03 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zezprincess at 9-11-2015 02:15 AM (5 years ago)
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@sugarwealth,which buhari word of encourage?Is Jehova God at work,if na buhariword of encouragement,make he go encourage super eagles make I see them win,infact this golden eaglets are phyuking good,osimhen ,u try wella,Aka chukwu di ya,kip on doing naija proud.
Posted: at 9-11-2015 02:15 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- rizzotti at 9-11-2015 02:44 AM (5 years ago)
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simply outstanding
Posted: at 9-11-2015 02:44 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- papadip at 9-11-2015 03:44 AM (5 years ago)
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Victor Osimhen  and Kelechi Nwakali
Posted: at 9-11-2015 03:44 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- papadip at 9-11-2015 03:46 AM (5 years ago)
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Adidas Golden Ball
1. Kelechi Nwakali (Nigeria)
2. Victor Osimhen (Nigeria)
3. Ahly Malle (Mali)

Adidas Golden Boot
1. Victor Osimhen (Nigeria)
2. Johannes Eggestein (Germany)
3. Kelechi Nwakali (Nigeria)

Adidas Golden Glove
Samuel Diarra (Mali)

Fair Play Award
Ecuador
Posted: at 9-11-2015 03:46 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- misterjohn at 9-11-2015 03:48 AM (5 years ago)
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congratulations boys...
one bottle of "made of black" each for you guys
Posted: at 9-11-2015 03:48 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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