• FIFA Worldcup: Osimhen wins Golden Boot, Nwakali emerges MVP for U-17 2015

    FIFA Worldcup: Osimhen wins Golden Boot, Nwakali emerges MVP for U-17 2015

    Two members of the victorious U-17 Nigerian team, that successfully defended their World Cup title in Chile, have been rewarded for their sparkling performances.

    Victor Osimhen, who scored in all the matches and finished the tournament with a record-breaking 10 goals, was awarded the Golden Boot and the Silver Ball.

    Captain Kelechi Nwakali, who has emerged as a target for Manchester City, was rated as the best player at the championship and also won the Bronze Boot after scoring three goals.

    Diarra Samuel […]

  • Buhari charges the U-17 team to collect trophy – See what he said

    Buhari charges the U-17 team to collect trophy – See what he said

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday afternoon spoke via telephone with members of Nigeria’s U-17 team ahead of their World Cup final on Sunday.

    The Golden Eaglets, coached by Emmanuel Amuneke, will play against Mali in Chile.

    The team is hoping to make it a record 5th win after victories in 1985, 1993, 2007 and 2013.

    The Cable reports that Buhari spoke with each member of the team, urging them to repeat the feat of 30 years when Nigeria became the first African country […]

  • Here’s Short Video Clip of Nigeria wins Mexico , 4-2

    Here’s Short Video Clip of Nigeria wins Mexico , 4-2

    (SEE Video Clip below) Holders Nigeria have reached their second consecutive final thanks to a thrilling 4-2 victory against Mexico in Concepcion.

    Mexico opened the scoring through Kevin Magana, with stunning efforts from Kelechi Nwakali and Orji Okwonkwo seeing the African side ahead. Diego Cortes’s remarkable solo effort levelled matters, before Osinachi Ebere and Victor Osimhen’s late record-equalling penalty saw the Golden Eaglets into an all-African final against Mali.

    Should in case FIFA blocked the access, here’s the link for the video […]

  • Nigeria beats Mexico, facing final against Mali for FIFA U-17 Worldcup!!!

    Nigeria beats Mexico, facing final against Mali for FIFA U-17 Worldcup!!!

    Holders Nigeria have reached their second consecutive final thanks to a thrilling 4-2 victory against Mexico in Concepcion.

    Mexico opened the scoring through Kevin Magana, with stunning efforts from Kelechi Nwakali and Orji Okwonkwo seeing the African side ahead. Diego Cortes’s remarkable solo effort levelled matters, before Osinachi Ebere and Victor Osimhen’s late record-equalling penalty saw the Golden Eaglets into an all-African final against Mali.

    Mexico controlled the ball in the opening stages of the match, and took the lead early on. […]

  • We shall beat Mexico, this game is important for us – Amuneke promises

    We shall beat Mexico, this game is important for us – Amuneke promises

    The city of Concepción and Estadio Municipal for that matter has gone down in the history of Nigerian football as the venue where the country’s star-studded U-20 squad of 1987 met their waterloo following a humiliating 4-0 loss to Brazil at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Chile 1987.

    Twenty-eight years after what a section of the Nigerian media called the ‘Chile Debacle,’ the Golden Eaglets will hoist the Nigerian flag in Concepción yet again for a crunch semi-final match against Mexico […]

  • Eaglets battles Semi-Final with Mexico Tomorrow

    Eaglets battles Semi-Final with Mexico Tomorrow

    Mexico and Golden Eaglets of Nigeria would be facing at the semi-final FIFA U-17 World Cup. It can be recalled that the Mexicans beat Ecuador 2-0 in their quarter final match on Monday night to set up a Thursday date with the Golden Eaglets in the semi-finals.

    The Mexico team are no doubt a formidable team having recorded wins over Argentina, Germany and hosts Chile in the road to this stage of the tournament.

    The CONCAF flag-bearer have enjoyed some level of […]

  • FIFA U-17 World Cup: Eaglet beats Brazil 3-0 to qualify for Semi-Final

    FIFA U-17 World Cup: Eaglet beats Brazil 3-0 to qualify for Semi-Final

    The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria are through to the last four of the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, after a resounding 3-0 win over Brazil in their quarter-final encounter on Sunday night.

    Emmanuel Amuneke’s boys withstood early pressure from their South American counterparts, before effectively putting the game to bed with three goals in five minutes before the break.

    Victor Osimhen headed in the first, Michael Dogo Kingsley volleyed in the second, while Udochukwu Anumudu’s powerful shot evaded the Brazilain […]

  • Why Our match against Brazil is not going to be an easy match – Amuneke

    Why Our match against Brazil is not going to be an easy match – Amuneke

    The Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar will come alive again today when Nigeria and Brazil for the first time in the history of the global cadet championship clash for a semi- final ticket at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Chile 2015.

    There is a healthy rivalry between both countries with Nigeria slightly ahead of Brazil with four titles as against three under the belt of the South Americans and Golden Eaglets’ Head coach, Emmanuel Amuneke has admitted that it will […]

  • U-17 World Cup: Golden Eaglet wins Chile 5-1

    U-17 World Cup: Golden Eaglet wins Chile 5-1

    Holders Nigeria continued their impressive start to their FIFA U-17 World Cup title defence by completing a comprehensive 5-1 victory over hosts Chile and progressing to the knockout stages in the process.

    A goal within 30 seconds by star man Samuel Chukwueze set the tone for a straightforward win, with the diminutive No8 grabbing a second in the second half after he had earlier been fouled for Kelechi Nwakali’s to score from the spot, and before he was felled for Victor […]

  • We lost against a good Nigerian team – U.S Coach confesses

    We lost against a good Nigerian team – U.S Coach confesses

    Coach of USA’s U-17 team, Richie Williams, has expressed his disappointment after they lost 2-0 to Nigeria in their FIFA U-17 World Cup opener, but admits they faced a better team.

    Chukwudi Agor and Victor Osimhen scored for the Golden Eaglets, as they clinched all three points at the Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago De Chile.

    “We are obviously disappointed because of the outcome,” Willams said.

    “We played a good first half, we were balanced, solid and we even created some chance […]

  • U-17 World Cup: Eaglets land Chile with frightening records

    U-17 World Cup: Eaglets land Chile with frightening records

    Defending Champions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria landed in Chile yesterday with FIFA officials hailing Nigeria for their records in the youth World Cup.

    The Emmanuel Amuneke-tutored record-seekers (Nigeria) have won the U-17 World Cup a record four times.

     

    16 years, 11 months and ten days will be the average age of the Nigeria squad when the tournament kicks off on Saturday 17 October, the youngest at Chile 2015. Emanuel Amuneke will be hoping his young […]