Golden Eaglets of Nigeria Arrived, Saw, But Could Not Conquer at Canada in 1987

Canada is a attractive state positioned in North The united states consisting of 10 provinces and a few territories. Canada has a inhabitants of close to 33 million persons and has her funds in Ottawa. This beautiful region performed host to the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria when the FIFA U-16 match was declared opened on the 12th of July 1987. The match took place in 5 main metropolitan areas: Montreal, Saint John (N.B.), St. John’s (N.F.) and Toronto.

The Golden Eaglets landed in Canada brimming with so substantially assurance, as defending champions of the FIFA U-16 Globe Cup. With a crew manufactured primarily of They performed a 1-1 attract with Soviet Union in their first match with Albert Eke scoring the decisive equalizer in the 79th minute to share the points, right before brushing aside a resilient Bolivian facet 3-2 in their next match with mercurial midfielder Philip Osundo scoring a hat-trick (24th moment, 66th moment and 77th moment). Their self confidence was dealt a excellent blow with a 1- defeat experienced against Mexico. They on the other hand competent for the quarter-final as runner-up irrespective of the reduction to Mexico.

In the quarter-finals, they arrived up from Australia, and they gained 1- many thanks to a second half objective coming from Christopher Nwosu to set up an interesting semi ultimate clash with Italy. The semi last clash with Italy finished in comparable trend 1-, with the solitary objective coming after again from Christopher Nwosu. The victory greatly determined the Golden Eaglets were within grasp of a next FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy.

The dream was even so distorted by a established Soviet Union, who held the Golden Eaglets to a 1-1 attract at regulation time. The Russian had taken a 6th moment guide through Yuri Nikiforov right before Philip Osondu equalized for Nigeria in the 11th minute. The recreation experienced to be made the decision by means of penalties, and it was the Soviet Union that carried the working day with a 4-2 triumph, following the Nigerians skipped two of their place kicks.

This was a match that brought out the ideal in a specific Philip Osondu. The mercurial midfielder generated some incredible exhibit all over the event, that the Environment Soccer governing system-FIFA, gave him the “Adidas Golden Ball Award” Peter Ogaba, Fatai Atere, Lemmy Issa and Christopher Nwosu all shone like a million stars at the competitiveness, despite losing to the USSR in the closing. They were tipped as the foundation for the future Tremendous Eagles crew, but they never ever produced it outside of the junior cadre. The crew was led to the match by knowledgeable coach Sebastian Broderick Imasuen.