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Said, Olawale Goals Listed Among Best Of 2019 U-17 World Cup Group Stage

Said, Olawale Goals Listed Among Best Of  2019 U-17 World Cup Group Stage

Ibrahim Said and Peter Olawale’s goals against Ecuador and Australia respectively have been names among the best in the group stage of the ongoing 2019 FIFA .U-17 World Cup in Brazil, reports Completesports.com.

Said bagged a hat-trick in the Golden Eaglets’ 3-2 win against Ecuador, with his second goal in the match adjudged as one of the best in the group stage.

The youngster has scored four goals for the five-time champions in the competition.


Peter Olawale against Australia

Olawale’s spectacular strike in Nigeria’s 2-1 defeat to Australia was also recognised as one of the great goals so far at Brazil 2019.

Manu Garba’s boys will take on Netherlands in the 12am Wednesday kickoff (Nigerian time) of their Round of 16 clash.

The winner of the contest will take on either Paraguay or Argentina in the quarterfinals.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • We can score the best goal of the tournament and exit at round of 16.
    The coach must warn these boys against selfishness and playing to the galary.
    Angola is down 0:1 they have not found a way back, just as we could not against Australia.

    They must defend with their lives and attack like predators.
    One goal is enough to win.

  • 89min Ang 0:1 Korea
    No room for errors or come back.
    Manu Garba must warn our boys.
    Defend with alk your lives attack as predators.

  • Lord AMO 2 years ago

    Is anyone else watching the lille vs valencia match?  A couple of things i observed

    – lille are not champions league material.  This experience may serve them well for the future but as at today this is not their level

    – Osimhen is not the finished product yet.  Lots to clean up in his game but overall he looks to be on his way with hard work and dedication

    – there seems to be jealousy or at least selfishness on the part of his teammates as they dont seem to want to pass him the ball. Especially loic remy

    – he will do well to calm down and not always complain towards his teammates or the refs anytime something doesnt go his way

    Anyhow I wish him the best always

  • Lord AMO 2 years ago

    Segun finally gave a pass!!!!

  • Lord AMO 2 years ago

    And now he has scored a terrific goal.  Amoo with the thru ball!

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago


    Nigeria 1:1 Netherlands

    Olusegun finally gets his much thirsted for goal in this tournament.

  • Lord AMO 2 years ago

    Our defense ehn. Chai

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago


    Can these boys learn to be unselfish. Just a bit…??
    Olawale had an opportunity to square the ball for better placed teamates but hit the post instead.

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago


    And now its Nig 1:2 Netherlands

    Hesitant defending and the eaglets are punished.

    These kids sure do know how to play with fire. I hope they also know that fire burns.

  • Paschal 2 years ago

    Seems like there are no defensive midfielders in the team at all. Everybody is pouring forward to go and score. Secondly the two central defenders are poor and the left full back is worse. Theres still plenty of time sha.

    • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

      Yea. The team is ultra attacking and playing such a high 3 man defensive line.

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago


    Stinging shot saved by the dutch keeper.

    Eaglets pushing for an equalizer.

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    Half time

    Still Nig 1:2 Netherlands

    The Eaglets havent shown they have learnt lessons from their previous group games so far.

    They are still always clanging in each others way in attack and looking out of sorts in defence. Manu garba has still stuck to his ultra attacking 3-4-3 formation with our flanks in defence badly exposed.

    Will the dutch exploit these gaps to their benefit or will the never-say-die eaglets once again snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat…..fingers will remain crossed over the next 45 mins.

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    2nd resumes with the Eaglets on the front foot.

    Lets hope they get some just rewards for their endeavors.

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    Pheewwwww……close shave there.

    A freekick from the edge of the Nigerian box hits the side netting…..Nigeria stay alive

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago


    A shot by Said from a tight angle is saved by the dutch goal tender.

  • onwajunior 2 years ago

    Just watching these guys. My assessment: They are all greedy! I feel like they are playing to attract scouts.

    • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

      You are not far from the truth.

      They all seem to be playing for themselves rather than for the team.

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    Dont these guys know how to win penalties…??? 3rd time they’ve been barged in the box by the dutch and they refuse to go down.

    I trust the dutch….blow them small breeze for inside box and see if they wouldn’t hit the ground

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago


    And the eaglets are in need of inspiration. Regular of the beanch game changer Amoo started today….who do we turn to…?

    Manu responds by sending on Jabaar in place of Olawale.

    Looks more like a like-for-like change rather than a tactical change.

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago


    Jabaar on for Said

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago


    Olusegun on the break drags his shot wide.

    Time running out for the class of 2019

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago


    Great finger tip save there by the dutch goalie.

    He’s really had his work cut out today.

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago


    And the Eaglets arent looking anything like scoring. They are struggling to find their rhythm and have lost incisiveness in the final third.
    They have been scrpping on half chances so far in this half.

    Apparently, Manu Garba is currently being outcoached and out tought by his dutch counterpart

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago


    And VAR is trying to pick out a penalty against Nigeria.

    Penalty it is…!

  • Lord AMO 2 years ago

    3-1 netherlands.  VAR penalty decision which i thought was harsh but those are the breaks. 

    • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

      Hahahaha…nowadays….nothingis hidden under the sun of football o.

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago


    Nigeria 1:3 Netherlands

    Hansen gets his hatrick

    Is that the end of solomon grundy….????

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago


    A rasping shot from Tijani is beaten away once more by the dutch goalie.

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago

    2nd minute in a 4min injury time.

    sadly but surely, a 3rd african representative is going home tonight.

    The Dutch have shown you cant beat them to their own game. They own the TOTAL FOOTBALL philosophy which Manu always tries to replicate.

    Total football without a defence will lead to total failure

    9 goals conceded in 4 games is abysmal.

    • JimmyBall 2 years ago

      Previously… You even get to see players from middle belt in age grade tournaments… now the politicians in NFF just take Yoruba… Ibo… and Hausa….that’s why we can’t move forward in football… I even heard the players speaking Yoruba during the match… Shame on Manu Garba and Nduka Ugbade… If you are forced to use players resign! Every player that came from abroad… Akande and Ebiowei were rejected… Look at the players in the defence… The no 2 does not even look like a player… Adeneji… Etim is a right footer playing left back…

  • JimmyBall 2 years ago

    …next Imama Amapakabo will be disgraced again in u-23 nations cup.

  • Dr. Drey 2 years ago


    Nigeria 1:3 Netherlands.

    So long…so far. And the boys head home by dawn.

    For the kids…Thank you and weldone. Wish you all the best in your careers and hope to see you in the SE in future.

    For the technical crew led by Manu Garba, you will have to explain to us

    1. Why you went to a WC without a left back.
    2. Why you went to a WC with only 1 natural left footer in the team.
    3. Why you went to a WC with only 5 defenders.
    4. Why you forced a complicated tactic like 3-man central defence on 15-16 year olds
    5. What you learnt from the U17 AFCON and all the invitational tournaments as well as friendlies before this WC if the defence which has always been problematic remained unfixed
    6. Why you went to a WC with Substitutes whom you dont have confidence in…we never got to see the likes of Peter Agba, Francis Daniel, our starboy Abba Bichi (aka EFCC) and other subs whom you never had confidence to field
    7. And so many other questions ever critical Nigerian fans will ask of you.

    Nice try guys 2021 on the horizon.

    Meanwhile, I hope to the likes of Tijani, Amoo, Olusegun, Said have good managers who can add value to their career going forward.

    Football is a game of brains, not a game of brawn….that is the biggest lesson to be learnt today. To make a difference, you have to do things differently.