Nigeria FIFA U-17 Players Scoop Awards

Nigeria won a fourth FIFA U17 World Cup in fine style on Friday as they smashed past Mexico 3-0 in Abu Dhabi.

Nigeria is the first and only country to have won the FIFA U-17 World cup fourth times, having won in China 1985, Japan 1993, Korea 2007 and now UAE 2013.

They also carted away the Fair Play Award, the Best Goalkeeper with Kelechi Iheanacho winning the Most Valuable Player and the Silver Boot.

Nigeria also set a new record of scoring the highest number of goal at FIFA U-17 world with an own goal from Eric Agguire and Kelechi Iheanacho were enough to give the Nigeria victory.

Both teams gave good account of themselves but Eaglets were super again as they did when they beat Mexico in their first game of the tournament 6-1.

The Nigeria kids were fully in control of the game in the second half.

Nigeria went straight to attack with Yahaya Musa connecting header went wide off Abdulahi Alfa in the 4th minute.

Mexico responded two minutes later with Diaz header off target by whiskers.

Golden Eaglets left back Samuel Okon fired wide from Taiwo Awoniyi sublime pass from the edge of the box in the seventh minute.

The outstanding Dele Alampasu was called to duty by Ochoa as he tipped over the bar his effort in the eighth minute.

The action-packed game saw Eric Agguire scored an own goal due to pressure from Yahaya Musa to give Nigeria 1-0 lead.

Alampasu saved Jaimes connecting header from close range off a free kick in the 31st minute.

Mexico have more of the ball, but could not get breakthrough as Golden eaglets mounted pressure for goals.
Awoniyi hit side netting in the 38th minute after he cleverly beat Mexico goalie.

Two minutes later enterprising Yahaya Musa hit the bar with a powerful drive. All Mexico effort to hit target met brick wall in eaglets defence line.

In the 43rd minute, Awoniyi’s over head kick was saved by Mexico keeper. A minute later Yahaya Musa’s effort was turned away for corner kick.

Mexico started the second half with attack and Alampasu cut off a dangerous corner kick. Three minutes later, Idowu Akinjide’s long range shot was saved by the keeper.

Superman Kelechi Iheanacho made it 2-0 for Nigeria with a 56th minute strike when he tapped in from the rebound after Mexico keeper dropped the long range shot from Musa Muhammed.

Ochoa headed wide from close range in the 75th minute.

Captain Musa Muhammed scored a fantastic goal with a free kick in the 81st minute to make it 3-0


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