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Saturday, 9 November 2013

Nigeria win Under 17 - World Cup and Made History

I am proud to be a Nigerian once again as the Nigeria Golden Eaglet became the most successful team in FIFA U-17 World Cup in history with a 3-0 wins over Mexico at the Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Nigeria  beat defending champions  Mexico  to win the  title for the fourth time and made history by being  the first country to win the junior world trophy four times.
Erick Aguirre's own goal put the Golden Eaglets in front of Mexico in Abu Dhabi.  

The first goal came after nine minutes from a Nigerian counter-attack moments after the Mexicans had threatened at the other end. The Golden Eaglets broke quickly to create a three-against-one situation. Mexico threatened the Nigerian goalkeeper a couple of times in the first half but found Alampasu in brilliant form.
With 15 minutes left on the clock, the Mexicans had a great chance to score but Ivan Ochoa headed wide. The title was sealed when captain Mohamed curled a free kick round the wall from the edge of the area with nine minutes left.  

It is a goooaall  up up Nigeriaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Nigeria's record in UAE

Played: 7      Won: 6   Drew: 1   Lost: 0   Goals For: 26   Goals Against: 5

Nigeria record at U17 World Cup

Winners: 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013    Runners-up: 1987, 2001, 2009

Congratulations to all my Nigerian football lovers. I love footie too J
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