Santiago - Football's world governing body, FIFA has appointed
Wilson Lamouroux as the centre referee for the match between Nigeria's Golden
Eaglets and Croatia on Friday night.
The 36-year-old Colombian has been an international referee
since 2013 and he would be assisted by compatriots, Alexander Guzman and Wilmar
Navarro. The fourth of official is Reyna Oscar from Guatemala.
FIFA also affirmed that Nigeria's Eaglets will don their
traditional home colour with players in green jersey, short and socks while the
goalkeepers would be in purple attire.
Croatia will be in red attire.
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Meanwhile, the Golden Eaglets have yet been told that
Friday's FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 match against Croatia at Estadio
Francisco Sanchez Rumoroso in Coquimbo is a must win.
Head Coach Emmanuel Amuneke said as much during Thursday’s
training session at Compejo Despotivo La Alpina. "Our match on Friday
(against Croatia) is a must win and we have to approach the match with all
seriousness," he said. "We should not get carried away because we
have won our first two matches against USA and Chile."
He continued: "Don't forget, it was Croatia that denied
us the opportunity of winning the Suwon U-17 Tournament in Korea last month; so
it is an opportunity for us to show them we are better than them but unlucky
The Golden Eaglets would be without defensive midfielder
Udochukwu Anumudu who was booked against USA and Chile as well as striker
Funsho Bamgboye who saw red against Chile on Tuesday, but Amuneke said there
are capable replacements.
“All of you must be ready to play and that is why we are all
here,” he stressed. “We must remain focused because the match on Friday is very
important; we thank God for success in the last two matches but the match on
Friday is also very important for us.For
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