In the early hours of Monday, and while most of their countrymen slept in readiness for another week, Nigeria's under-17 team were making history in Chile.
Led by coach Emmanuel Amunike, a legend of Nigerian football who played for Barcelona for four years, the Golden Eaglets won the FIFA U17 World Cup, beating fellow West Africans Mali 2-0.
Second half goals from Victor Osimhen and Funsho Bamgboye propelled the Eaglets to a fifth title -- defending their prize -- and one which will prove significant...
Nigeria retained their FIFA under-17 World Cup crown with a 2-0 win over Mali on Sunday.
Samuel Diarra saved an early Osinachi Ebere penalty after a Chato handball and the Nigerian's follow-up effort hit the bar before the Mali defence smothered a third attempt to score.
Golden Eaglets skipper Kelechi Nwakali went close, then Mali's Boubacar Traore had a glancing header which was tipped over by Akpan Udoh.
With the score 0-0 at half-time, Nigeria coach Emmanuel Amunike sent his players out for the...
MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- After a fantastic performance from Belgium's Dante Vanzeir, which included two goals and one assist, Mexico's Under-17s fell 3-2 against the young Les Diables Rouges and finished fourth at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup.
In seven matches, Mexico finished the competition in Chile with four wins, one draw, and two losses. Here are five lessons learned from El Tri's U-17 World Cup campaign:
1. Mexico's conversion ratio was dismal
Against Nigeria and Belgium, Mexico generated...