FIFA U17 World Cup champions Nigeria will battle host country Chile in a second group match as the...
The game will kick off 12 midnight of October 20 Nigerian time. The coach Emmanuel Amuneke-led team opened their campaign on Saturday with a 2-0 win over USA, while hosts Chile were held to a 1-1 draw by Croatia.
Amuneke said their winning start will further boost their confidence.
“It was important we won the first game since it would boost our confidence going into the next game against hosts Chile, so we are happy but will continue to work harder,” he said.Nigeria have won the trophy four times and are now seeking a fifth title, while Chile are gunning for their first-ever title as their best performance at the competition was winning bronze at Japan 1993, when they beat Poland 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
Both countries have not met at this level previously.