Matches

05/11/2009
5:0 (3:0)
  • Edafe EGBEDI (14' 28')
  • Stanley OKORO (24')
  • Sani EMMANUEL (75' 79')

Summary

Five-star Eaglets take wing
Hosts and holders Nigeria demolished New Zealand 5-0 in Abuja to move on to the last eight, where they will meet the lively Korea Republic. More »

Line-up

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1
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3
5
5
7
6
10
8
13
9
14
11
15
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16
18
17
20
18

Substitute(s)

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20
21
21
4
2
7
4
10
6
12
8
14
9
15
11
17
12
19
19

Coaches

John OBUH (NGA)
(NZL) Stephen CAIN

Officials

Referee: Massimo BUSACCA (SUI)Assistant Referee 1: Matthias ARNET (SUI)Assistant Referee 2: Manuel NAVARRO (SUI)Fourth official: Subkhiddin MOHD SALLEH (MAS)

Have Your Say

(Total comments 93)


Latest Comments:
thokunbo
07/11/2009 at 09:41
thokunbo (England)
Theses Eaglets keep getting better and better each passing day. I'm happy you guys are doing us proud. I see you lift that Cup again this time. Just keep focused and no selfishness, play as a team and we will rule the world again. Up Nigeria Up Africa. Tokunbo Olayinka, England.
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Polak.Pl
07/11/2009 at 08:57
Polak.Pl (Poland)
I think Niegia is the best u-17 football team
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EmmyTeex
06/11/2009 at 18:10
EmmyTeex (Nigeria)
the golden eaglet have really done well by beating Argentina to qualify for the knockout stage and were so lucky to meet new Zealand, well i guess it was the day of the eaglets cos they are better and stronger than them but, i think the eaglets can only become better and smarter by playing a more better and smarter opponents. so i think playing the koreans will really prove if they will take the day and i bellieve they can do so. i wish the eaglets all the best.
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Statistics

26Shots6
10Corner kicks3
0Yellow cards1
0Second yellow card and red card0
0Red Cards1
70%Possession (%)30%
  • Nigeria's Sani Emmanuel celebrates after scoring
  • Nigeria's Fortune Chukwudi (L) Sani Emmanuel and Stanley Okoro (R) celebrate after their fifth goal
  • Nigeria's Sani Emmanuel celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal
  • Nigeria's Sani Emmanuel celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal
  • New Zealand's Coey Turipa looks dejected after the match against Nigeria.
  • Nigeria's Edafe Egbedi scores their third goal
"I had confidence in my team from the start of the competition, despite the problems we had. Everything depended on how well my players were able to concentrate. This evening, they showed what they can do." John Obuh, Nigeria coach