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Victor Osimhen sets new goal record in FIFA U-17 World Cup

09/11/2015 07:18

Victor Osimhen, striker of the Nigerian Golden Eaglets has set a new goal record in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, after netting the opener in the final match against Mali in the early hours of Monday, November 9, 2015.


The Golden Eaglets beat Mali 2-0.


Osimhen scored a total of 10 goals and became the first player to score in every game at the U-17 World Cup.


He had in the semi-final match against Mexico equaled the long-standing scoring record of nine goals in a tournament.


The nine goals record was previously jointly held by Frenchman Florent Sinama Pongolle and Ivorian Souleymane Coulibaly.


They were top scorers at the global cadet championship at Trinidad and Tobago in 2001 and Mexico in 2011 respectively.


The striker had opened his Chile 2015 account with a goal in the 2-0 win over U.S. on the opening day.


He continued with a brace in the 5-1 defeat of hosts Chile.


Osimhen was also Nigeria’s scorer in the 2-1 loss to Croatia to round off the group phase.


He was also in superb form at the commencement of the knockout stage, by grabbing the first hat-trick of Chile 2015 in the crushing 6-0 defeat of Australia in Round 16.


The striker followed up his act with a goal each in the 3-0 and 2-1 win against Brazil and Mexico respectively in the quarter and semi-finals.

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