Ibrahim Said was the star of the
show asNigeria defeated Ecuador 3-2 Tuesday night in their second Group B match
of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup to book a place in the Round of 16.
Nigeria went ahead in the 5th minute through Ibrahim Sai’d who was gifted the
ball after Olalekan Olusegun put Ecuador’s goalkeeper Joan Lopez under pressure
which forced him to a sloppy clearance that saw the ball fell kindly to the
feet of the scorer.
Olusegun was keen to double Nigeria’s goals three minutes later when he
embarked on a mazy run but saw the ball cleared from danger eventually.
However the South Americans got
their equaliser when Adrian Mejia’s shot which hit the foot of the post
deflected off the back of Daniel Jinadu in Nigeria’s goal in the 10th minute.
The West Ham United goalkeeper was
credited with scoring an own goal rather being the effort of the Ecuadorian