Abuja - The Nigeria Football Federation has presented Golden
Eaglets’ forward Samuel Chukwueze with his bronze boot from the FIFA U-17 World
Cup Chile 2015.
FIFA had admitted in November that it made a mistake in
naming Eaglets’ skipper Kelechi Nwakali as the winner of the bronze boot, and
decided to send another one to the actual winner, Chukwueze, while telling
Nwakali to keep his.
Also read: FIFA admits Nwakali bronze boot error, rewards Chukwueze
NFF Executive Committee member, Ibrahim Musa Gusau and
General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi presented Chukwueze with his prize,
congratulating him for a great outing in Chile.
FIFA had explained that although Nwakali and Chukwueze
finished the tournament with the same number of goals (three) and assists to be
joint third best scorer, Chukwueze played less number of minutes in the
tournament and therefore, is the winner.
Nwakali was selected as the Player of the Tournament.For
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