Nigeria’s cadet national team, Golden Eaglets’ hat-trick hero against Ecuador at this year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil, Ibrahim Sai’d has been nominated for goal of the competition in The Land of The Samba, alongside nine other players, megasportsarena.com gathered.
Although the Eaglets could not replicate their winning feats of UAE 2013 and Chile 2015, as they lost 3-1 to European champions and eventual fourth placed side, Holland in the round of 16, Sai’d’s stunning second goal in the Nigerian team’s 3-2 come from behind win against Ecuador during their second group match on October 29 is still reverberating.
Such it is that the dark-skinned lad has now found his name, photograph, graphic images and video playback rolling alongside many of those who got the latter stages of the competition that ended this past weekend, with the host country emerging global cadet champions for the fourth time in history, which now puts them one behind Nigeria.
Those nominated alongside Sai’d include Gabriel Veron (BRA) v Angola (1 November 2019), Santiago Munoz (MEX) v Japan (6 November 2019), Diego (BRA) v Chile (6 November 2019), Diego Duarte (ARG) v Argentina (7 November 2019), and Matias Godoy (ARG) v Tajikistan (3 November 2019).
Others are eventual highest goals scorer and hat-trick hero for Holland against Nigeria, Sontje Hansen (NED) v Paraguay (10 November 2019), Degnand Gnonto (ITA) v Mexico (31 October 2019), Degnand Gnonto (ITA) v Mexico (31 October 2019), Gaetano Oristanio (ITA) v Ecuador (7 November 2019), and Nathanael Mbuku (FRA) v Australia (6 November 2019).
While urging soccer fans to vote for their preferred winner, the global soccer governing body stated: “The FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019™ provided memorable matches and breathtaking goals in bunches, from the beginning of the competition to its thrilling conclusion.
“Now we are asking fans to help us decide the Goal of the Tournament from one of these 10 worthy finalists. Starting this Monday 18 November, you will be able to vote for the goal that you believe to be the best Brazil 2019 had to offer. Voting closes next Monday 25 November at 15:00 CET. We will reveal the winner on that same Monday 25 November. Which stunning strike will you choose?”