On this day 4 September 1993 (Exactly 27 years ago today) The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria beat Ghana’s Black Starlets to win the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Tokyo National Stadium in Japan.In an all-African showdown in Asia, Nigeria overcame Ghana in the Final to take the laurels at Japan ’93. The Golden Eaglets stood out from start to finish, their outstanding physique, impeccable sense of organisation and progressive tactics combining to make them the most feared team in the tournament.
Having future stars of the calibre of Wilson Oruma (top scorer in the competition), Nwankwo Kanu, Peter Anosike, Ibrahim Babangida and Celestine Babayaro at their disposal certainly helped too.
Nigeria’s 8-0 thrashing of poor Canada at the start of the proceedings set the tone; South American giants Argentina hardly fared much better, going down 4-0, and then it was the turn of Australia (2-0), Japan (2-1) and Poland (2-1) to suffer at the hands of the all-conquering Nigerians
Ghana were the last hurdle, and a 2-1 win in the Final was enough to send the Golden Eaglets flying home with the coveted trophy safely in their grasp.
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