Nigeria Under 17 Squad 2015: Full World Cup List, Fixtures, Goal Records

Nigeria Under 17 Squad 2015

Nigeria under 17 squad 2015 were the youngest team ever to be paraded by the country in this age grade tournament with an average age of 16. Germany had the oldest team.

The Golden Eaglets defended the world title they won two years earlier at the United Arab Emirates having been drawn in Group A alongside host Chile, USA and Croatia.

As a matter of fact, being the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2015 winner, the Nigeria Under 17 Squad 2015 were a unique team as two players returned with two individual awards. Victor Osimhen won the Golden Boot as the best goal scorer with 10 goals in 7 matches as well as winning the third best player of the tournament.

Also, team captain Kelechi Nwakali received a Bronze Boot and became the best player in the competition. No youth team in the history of Nigeria ever recorded such a success!

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Nigeria U-17 World Cup 2015 Fixtures

Nigeria Under 17 Squad 2015

GROUP STAGE · GROUP A

1. Nigeria 2-0 United States

Goals

  • Chukwudi Agor 50′
  • Victor Osimhen 60′

2. Chile 1-5 Nigeria

Goals

  • Samuel Chukwueze 1′, 61′
  • Kelechi Nwakali 17′ (P)
  • Victor Osimhen 66′ (P), 86′

3. Croatia 2-1 Nigeria

Goals

  • Victor Osimhen 20′

ROUND OF 16

4. Nigeria 6-0 Australia

Goals

  • Victor Osimhen 22′, 73′, 79′
  • Kelechi Nwakali 25′ (P)
  • Edidiong Essien 86′
  • Samuel Chukwueze 88′

QUARTER-FINAL

5. Brazil 0-3 Nigeria

Nigeria Under 17 Squad 2015

Goals

  • Victor Osimhen 29′
  • Kingsley Michael 30′
  • Udochukwu Anumudu 34′

SEMI-FINAL

Mexico 2-4 Nigeria

Goals

  • Kelechi Nwakali 35′
  • Orji Okwonkwo 43′
  • Osinachi Christian Ebere 67′
  • Victor Osimhen 83′ (P)

FINAL

Mali 0-2 Nigeria

Goals

  • Victor Osimhen 56′
  • Funsho Bamgboye 59′

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2015 U-17 World Cup Squads

2015 U-17 World Cup Squads

Goalkeeper    

            1.         Amos Innocent Benjamin        [22-12-98]

            2.         Chisom Emmanuel Chiaha     [02-02-98]

            3.         Akpan Udoh     [18-07-99]

Defender                   

            4.         Tobechukwu Henry Ibe           [17-06-98]

            5.         Ejike Gideon Ikwu       [15-02-99]

            6.         John Lazarus    [06-06-98]

Midfielder     

            7.         Chukwudi Agor            [26-11-98]

            8.         Samuel Chukwueze     [22-05-99]

            9.         David Enogela [04-02-98]

            10.       Edidiong Michael Essien         [26-11-99]

            11.       Chinedu Stephen Madueke     [05-08-98]

            12.       Kingsley Michael         [26-08-99]

            13.       Kelechi Nwakali(C)      [05-06-98]

            14.       Joel Osikel       [17-06-98]

            15.       Lukman Zakari            [23-12-98]

Forward                     

            16.       Sunday Oluwadeji Alimi          [07-10-99]

            17.       Udochukwu Ndubusi Anumudu           [09-10-98]

            18.       Funsho Bamgboye       [09-01-99]

            19.       Osinachi Christian Ebere        [04-04-98]

            20.       Orji Okwonkwo           [19-01-98]

            21.       Victor Osimhen           [29-12-98]

Manager                    

            Emmanuel Amunike   [25-12-70]

Emmanuel Amunike

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Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets are the record holder for the number of a finals appearance. They played in 1985, 1987, 1993, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2013 and Nigeria Under 17 Squad 2015 being the last so far. Five out of their eight games ended in victory while the other three ended in defeat.

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