The young Nigerians yet again engineered another late come-from-behind victory to triumph over Ecuador on Tuesday nights, drawing applause from far and wide.
Nigeria scored twice in the last five minutes to clinch another comeback win, this time a 3-2 win over Ecuador with Ibrahim Said scoring the first hat-trick of this U-17 World Cup.
The delightful victory saw the Golden Eaglets qualify for the Round of 16 with a game to spare after also defeating Hungary on Saturday.
Golden Eaglets hero Said starred for Nigeria from start to finish. First he positioned himself in the right place to capitalise on an errant pass from Ecuador goalkeeper Joan Lopez in the fifth minute.
— The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) October 29, 2019
When his side fell behind and trailed well into the second half, Said was there to complete his brace and hat-trick in the 85th and 89th minutes. The second goal was the pick of the bunch, a curling, highlight-reel blast from the outside of the left corner of the box.
Fans immediately after the encounter took to social media site Twitter to revel in the Nigeria lads’ display.
These boys are golden ! Youthful! Fighters ! They deliver! The Nigerian spirit back on again! Congratulations to these young ones. Nigeria 3 Ecuador 2.
— Sunday Dare (@SundayDareSD) October 29, 2019
— Kenny Bamidele ||Rugby World Cup||NBA #NBA (@thesportrookie) October 29, 2019
— Fajemisin Ezekiel. A (@Addexy) October 30, 2019
@channels_sports Congratulations to the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria and Angola, the two Africa teams with 100% record so far and have qualified for the round of 16. Our gratitude is intended also to all the officials who are working tirelessly behind the scenes. Mucha Gracias
— Prof Imonokha Enakhena (@aigbanegbe) October 30, 2019
This Nigeria U17 team. #U17WC 👍👍👍👍
— Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) October 29, 2019
Nigeria U17 book their place in the FIFA U17 World Cup round of 16 after coming from behind to beat Ecuador 3-2.
Ibrahim Said was the hero as he scored a hat-trick. 🙌💪
Congratulations to the team.👏 pic.twitter.com/4a9w4emaaD
— Journalist Ibitoye (@IbiShittu) October 30, 2019
Nigeria’s 🇳🇬 Ibrahim Sai’d scored a hattrick to help the Golden Eaglets defeat Ecuador 🇪🇨 3-2 for their second straight win at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil. Absolutely brilliant. 👏🏾
— Usher Komugisha (@UsherKomugisha) October 29, 2019
Call them 'The Comeback Kings'.
Nigeria's Golden Eaglets just defeated Ecuador 3-2.
They came from a losing position to score 2 goals with less than 10 minutes on the clock.
One man, Ibrahim Said accounted for all 3 goals. His story is incredible. Wanna hear? pic.twitter.com/SWbvsL5yFi
— Kayode Johnson (@officialkdj) October 29, 2019
We’ve won it oooooo 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬
Ibrahim has given himself a hat-rick here
What an individual performance, call us 🇳🇬 king of comebacks 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾
Nigeria 🇳🇬 3 v 2 Ecuador 🇪🇨 #FIFAU17WorldCup
— N A S (@__nasarr) October 29, 2019
— Rickardo!!! (@Lord_Ricky1) October 29, 2019