Golden Eagles striker Victor Osimhen is now just a goal away from matching the all-time goals record of nine goals in the FIFA U17 World Cup. The powerful striker have now scored eight goals in the ongoing Chile 2015 under 17 world cup, the last coming against world giants Brazil. All eyes will be on the Nigerian top 9 for the goals.
The records are been jointly held by France Florentine Sinama Pongolle and Souleyman Coulibally of Mali in 2001 and 2008 respectively.
Osimhen is the highest scoring Nigeria player at the FIFA U17 World Cup and he will be the third Nigeria player to win the top scorer award at the competition after Wilson Oruma at Japan 1993 with six goals and Macauley Chrisantus at Korea 2007 with seven goals.
Chrisantus won the Golden Ball at the 2007 edition of the U-17 World Cup, a tournament which also featured the likes of Toni Kroos of Germany, Emmanuel Riviere of France and Victor Moses, who represented England at that time.
Kroos has since gone on to win the World Cup, Riviere is at Newcastle, while Moses has won the Nations Cup and the Europa League and been to the World Cup with Nigeria. But the highest Chrisantus has gotten to the hype he set in 2007 is when his name is mentioned in the same breath with the likes of Kroos, who was named the MVP in 2007.
Nigerian hope he will be the new Kanu Nwankwo for the Super Eagles
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