FIFA U17: Eaglets Daze Mexico, Set Up All African Final With Mali In Chile

The Nigerian male under-17 football team, the Golden Eaglets early Friday morning mauled their Mexican opponents, 4-2, to set up an all African final against Mali in the ongoing FIFA U-17 world cup in Chile.

Mexico opened the scoring through Kevin Magana, with stunning efforts from Kelechi Nwakali and Orji Okwonkwo seeing the African side ahead.

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While Diego Cortes’s remarkable solo effort leveled matters, Osinachi Ebere and Victor Osimhen’s late record-equalling penalty kick however saw the Golden Eaglets into an all-African final against Mali on Sunday.


Mali had earlier in the first semi-final match come from a goal down to defeat its European opponent, Belgium, 3-1 to qualify for the final.

Title-holders,Nigeria now head to Vina Del Mar on Sunday for an all-African final against continental champions Mali.

Mexico will face off against Belgium in the match for third-place earlier at the same day


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