Five star Golden eaglets cruise to the next round of the U17 world cup

Nigeria U17 boys (yeah, real boys this time) have progressed to the next round of the U17 world cup going on in Chile. An emphatic 5 – 1 drubbing of the hosts, Chile (not exactly the best way to treat your host) ensured that the Eaglets would make it past the group stage in first position after having thrashed USA 2nil in the opening game.

The feast of draws the other teams in the group setup made things a lot easier for Nigeria. Chile drew their first game against Croatia and in the second game of the group; USA couldn’t atone for their loss against Nigeria as they also settled for a 2all draw against Croatia. That leaves Croatia in second position with two points while USA and Chile occupy third and fourth position with one point apiece.

Nigeria are in a good stead to defend the trophy they won in UAE two years ago and we may see yet another manager promoted.