Ibrahim Sa’id has promised the Golden Eaglets will land their record-extending sixth FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil after he smashed a sensational hat-trick against Ecuador Tuesday night.
Like it was against Hunagry on Sunday, the Eaglets again left it late before they fought from behind to beat Ecuador 3-2 in their second Group B match Tuesday night in Goiania.
The lad wearing jersey No 20 was on target in the fifth, 85th and 89th minutes to steal the limelight and catapault Nigeria to the Round of 16 of the World Cup.
“We will go all the way and win the World Cup,” the 16-year-old star vowed.
“We will win our next game against Australia (on Sunday) and with the support and prayers of Nigerians we will eventually be champions again.
“We fought hard to win again because we did not wish to crash out and return to Nigeria.”
He said he was excited to grab their first hat-trick at this World Cup.
“I am very happy to get three goals in a game. This was with the help of my other teammates,” he celebrated.
The hard working midfielder missed out on this year’s U17 AFCON in Tanzania in April after the Dabo Babes of Kano ace was said to have failed the MRI age test.
However, another test revealed he is within the age allowed for the competition and so made the cut to Brazil 2019.
This year he played in the highly successful Surulere Regional League in Lagos for DePros.
source score Nigeria