Nigeria’s Golden Eagles qualified for the quarterfinal of the 2015 FIFA U17 World Cup after they dumped Australia 6-0 with Victor Osimhen ...
The defending champions will now on Sunday battle Brazil for a place in the last four after the South Americans pipped New Zealand 1-0 in their own Round of 16 tie.
Nigeria beat the Brazilians 2-1 in a recent invitational tournament in South Korea. Osimhen showed class as Nigeria bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Croatia in their final group game to send warning signals they will not surrender their crown without a big fight.
The big centre-forward is the leading scorer at Chile 2015 with seven goals after his goals in the 22nd, 73rd and 79th minutes after Australia started out very brightly.
Skipper Kelechi Nwakali tucked away a penalty in the 25th minute to make it 2-0 for Nigeria after Funsho Bamboye was brought down inside the box.
The Eaglets other goals were by substitute Eddiong Essien from a diving header after 86 minutes and Samuel Chukwueze two minutes from time when he fired home from a tight angle after he beat the goalkeeper to the ball.
Australia were a beaten side even by half time after two goals in quick succession by Nigeria. They saw a lot of the ball but they lacked the cutting edge going forward to finally go down to their sixth straight loss to Nigeria at this level.