Victor Osimhen, who finished as record top scorer as Nigeria won the 2015 U17 FIFA World Cup, has backed the Golden Eaglets to repeat the feat in Brazil.
The Eaglets are through to the knockout rounds of the 2019 tournament after they won their second group game against Ecuador in Goiania Tuesday night.
Friday’s final Group B clash against Australia will now only determine how they finish in the standings.
“The boys are really good. I have seen a lot of individual talents, who only have to listen to their coaches and they could then go all the way to regaining the World Cup,” said Osimhen, who is the all-time top scorer in the competition after he scored 10 goals in Chile four years ago.
Hat-trick hero Ibrahim Sa’id has vowed Nigeria will give it their best shot to clinch a sixth record-extending World Cup in Brazil.
“We will go all the way and win the World Cup,” the 16-year-old star promised after his treble saw off Ecuador 3-2 Tuesday night.
“We will win our next game against Australia (on Friday) and with the support and prayers of Nigerians we will eventually be champions again.”