Abuja - Nigeria’s U-17
team, Golden Eaglets will wear the traditional home green colour jerseys
in their deciding semi-final match against Baby El Tri of Mexico
at the Estadio Municipal Ester Roa on Thursday.
This much was
confirmed by FIFA after the Match Coordination Meeting on
Wednesday whereby details of Match No. 50 of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile
2015 were spelt out and kick off time fixed for 12:00 midnight Nigerian time
which is 8:00pm Chilean local time.
The Baby El Tri
would spot on their registered white attire with black shorts. Golden
Eaglets' goal keeping trio of Akpan Udoh, Amos Benjamin and Chisom Chiaha
will be in yellow attire. Officials for the match were picked from the
United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Mohammed Abdulla Hassan Mohamed has been confirmed as
the centre referee.
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assistants are Emirati duo of Mohammed Alhammadi and Hassan Almahri while
the fourth official is DiegoHaro from Peru.
Two players from the two teams have effectively been
ruled out of the semi-final match after collecting two yellow cards
in previous matches hence Ulises Torres (Mexico) and Funsho Bamgboye would
be in the stands while their teammates jostle for glory. Meanwhile,
Golden Eaglets' assistant coach, Kabiru Baleria is confident that
Nigeria would extend her winning streak at the U-17 World Cup level over Mexico in Thursday's semifinal.
have met previously three times and Nigeria claimed victories in their
last two meetings in the UAE including a 6-1 win in the
group phase and another 3-0 win in the Final Match that ensured
the West African a record fourth title. El Tri only win was the 1-0 defeat of
Golden Eaglets at Canada 1987. “By the grace of God, we are going to win
on Thursday,” Baleria, former youth international who narrowly missed
the Golden Eaglets’ trip to Canada in 1987. “Our boys are ready and we are
praying to God for good results in our remaining matches starting with
Mexico on Thursday.”