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


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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