Golden Eaglets Midfielder Ibrahim Said Lined Up for U17 World Cup Award

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Nigeria U17 midfielder Ibrahim Said has been nominated for the goal of the tournament award at the just concluded 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.

Said’s 84th-minute strike in the Eaglets 3-2 win over Ecuador in a Group B game is one of ten goals shortlisted by FIFA.

 

The Dabo Babes Academy midfielder scored Nigeria’s second goal with a superb curling effort from the edge of the area.

 

Also nominated are; Brazil’s Gabriel Veron, who won the most valuable player prize of the competition.

 

Golden Boot winner Sontje Hansen from Netherlands, France’s Nathaniel Mbuku and Diego Duarte.

 

Others are; Diego (Brazil) Matias Godoy (Argentina), Degnand Gnonto, Gaetano Oristanio (both Italy) and Santiago Munoz (Mexico).

 

Voting ends next week Monday and the winner will be announced same day by FIFA.

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