Nigeria retains FIFA U-17 Cup with 2-0 win over Mali

Nigeria retains FIFA U-17 Cup with 2-0 win over Mali

The Golden Eaglets brought down Les Aiglonnets in Vina del Mar to lift the U17 World champions for a record fifth time, retaining the title. Mali’s dream of lifting a first ever Fifa U17 World Cup faded in thin air in Viña del Mar as they crumbled 2-0 to Nigeria at the Estadio Sausalito.

Second half strikes from Victor Osimhen and Funsho Bamgboye were all the Eaglets needed to become world champions for a record fifth time, and the second country to successfully defend their title after Brazil. Nigeria threatened first, gaining a penalty as both sides were still finding their rhythm after a handball in the area.

Osinachi Ebere stepped up but saw his effort saved by Samuel Diarra, before heading the rebound against the bar to let Mali off the hook. Read more

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