The Golden Eaglets brought down Les Aiglonnets in Vina del Mar to lift the U17 World champions for a record fifth time. 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.
The Golden Eaglets had a chance to get the lead in the opening minutes of the encounter when Osinachi Ebere had his penalty saved by Samuel Diarra after Chato had been punished for handling the ball in his penalty area.
Nigeria became only the second side to retain the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a 2-0 win against Mali in Vina Del Mar
Kelechi Nwakali, Osimhan too had their chances but goalkeeper Diarra was just too dazzling to be beaten.
On resumption of the second half, the newly crowned champions were forced to make an early change with Ebere finding his way on the substitute’s bench. And few minutes later, the Golden Eaglets got their curtain raiser.
First, it was Osimhen who added his tenth of the tournament to become the first player in the history of the competition to score in every games of the championship before hardworking Bamgboye doubled the lead three minutes later.
Mamadou Fofana drilled a free-kick into the defensive wall, prompting a Nigeria break on which Aly Malle shot across the face of goal. And not too long, Udochukwu Anumudu smashed a thunderous effort at goal, which rebounded back off the crossbar and was cleared away.
Award List for 2015 Fifa U17 World Cup:
- Victor Osimhen gets the Silver Ball
- Malle of Mali gets the Bronze Ball
- The Golden Glove for best goalkeeper is handed to Samuel Diarra of Mali.
- the Golden Boot goes to none other than Victor Osimhen of Nigeria.
- Silver boot goes to Johannes Eggestein of Germany .
- Bronze boot to Kelechi Nwakali of Nigeria.