The Federation International Football Association,FIFA U-17 World Cup, for the second time, turns to be a dynamic tournament in the face of history as it sees two west African countries clash at the final of Chile 2015. Malian Baye Ba’s boys, who crossed the bridge to the final for the first time in the history of the tournament, will be battling the most successful team in the history of the competition, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria.
Japan 1993, the first time two Africans topped the world in football, had Nigeria and Ghana tangled for the junior World cup. The Eaglets then, defeated the Ghanaian 2-1 to claim the title and Wilson Oruma (then an Eaglet) bagged the golden boot as the highest goal scorer of the tournament.
The Eaglets, who are not willing to give any chance at winning the trophy the 5th time, won the maiden edition of FIFA U17 World Cup in 1985 in China, when it was known as U-16 tournament. Winning he tournament in 1993, 2007 and 2013 respectively made Nigeria the first to ever win the junior world cup for four time.
The Malians, who have so far keep clean sheet of unbeaten in the tournament going in Chile, are so confidence ahead of their encounter with the supreme team, Golden Eaglets following their 3-1 victory against the Belgium side which secured them the ticket to the final, as their coach confidently said he does not care who they meet at the last saga, all he is after is victory.
The superb Golden Eaglets in their impressive performance on Friday came from a goal down to whip South African side, Mexico 4-2 to move to the final.
Osimhen now join the like of Florent Sinama Pongolle of France (Trinidad & Tobago 2001) and an Ivorian, Souleymane Coulibaly (Mexico 2011), who have to highest goals of the U-17 World up. the prospective player may become the highest goal scorer in the World as far as the tournament is concerned with him having the final game to increase his goals.