PICTURES: Osimhen, Nwakali and Golden Eaglets in U-17 WC Final

Kelechi Osimhen

L-R: Kelechi Nwakali, Golden Ball winner and Victor Osimhen, Golden Boot winner
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The concluding day of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 saw Nigeria live up to their tag of pre-tournament favourites by overcoming a spirited Mali side 2-0 in the final, thereby retaining the crown they secured so impressively two years ago in the United Arab Emirates. Belgium had earlier finished third, after seeing off Mexico in a pulsating opening game.

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Golden Eaglets celebrate with the U-17 World Cup trophy Photo: GettyImages
Golden Eaglets celebrate with the U-17 World Cup trophy
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Victor Osimhen celebrates scoring his 10th goal of the tournament and sets a new goal scoring record Photo: GettyImages
Victor Osimhen celebrates scoring his 10th goal of the tournament and sets a new goal scoring record
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L-R: Kelechi Nwakali,  Golden Ball winner and Victor Osimhen, Golden Boot winner Photo: GettyImages
L-R: Kelechi Nwakali, Golden Ball winner and Victor Osimhen, Golden Boot winner
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Kelechi Nwakali, captain of Nigeria's U-17 team Photo: GettyImages
Kelechi Nwakali, captain of Nigeria’s U-17 team
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Home and Dry: The players celebrate their well deserved glory Photo: GettyImages
Home and Dry: The players celebrate their well deserved glory
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