U17 FIFA World Cup: Nigeria Survive Ecuador Scare

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The Nigerian U 17 national team side once again kept their Naija spirit alive as they come back from a goal down to turn the game on it’s head right at the death.

The five Times World champions had opened the scoring after just 6 minutes of play before the South American went on to equalize in the 10th minute.

The game took a nasty turn when their opponents were awarded a penalty kick which was duly converted in the second half.

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However, Ibrahim S’aid Osimhen, Nigerian forward who opened the scoring, had other ideas as he latched home beautifully in the 86th minute before going on to complete his hat-trick in the 90th minute to make the scoreline 3-2.

Nigeria are now through to the round of 16 of the U-17 FIFA World Cup, Brazil 2019.
Nigeria 3-2 Ecuador.

Ibrahim Said scored a hat-trick as the Golden Eaglets beat Ecuador 3-2 for their second win in the group from as many games.