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Young Nigerian Nominated for FIFA Award

World soccer governing body FIFA have shortlisted Nigeria U-17 player, Ibrahim Sa'id as one of the best goal scorers at the just concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Ibrahim Sa'id was on the lips of everyone after his brilliant individual performance that saw him grabbed hat-trick in Nigeria 3-2 group B victory over Ecuador in Goiania, Brazil.
Sa'id who is a product of Dabo Babes Academy had one of his goals in that five goal thriller up for the goal of the tournament alongside ten other players across the 24 teams that participated in the tournament with Brazil conquering.
Seven time World champions, Golden Eaglets of Nigeria were however eliminated in the Round of 16 by the Netherlands after a 3-1 thrashing to the disappointment of the Nigerian footballing fans.
"The FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019™ provided memorable matches and breathtaking goals in bunches, from the beginning of the competition to its thrilling conclusion.
Now we are asking fans to help us decide the Goal of the Tournament from one of these 10 worthy finalists.
Starting this Monday 18 November, you will be able to vote for the goal that you believe to be the best Brazil 2019 had to offer. Voting closes next Monday 25 November at 15:00 CET.

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We will reveal the winner on that same Monday 25 November. Which stunning strike will you choose?" FIFA quotations on their website.
The following players are in the race for the goal of the tournament;
Diego (BRA) v Chile (6 November 2019), Diego Duarte (PAR) v Argentina (7 November 2019), Matias Godoy (ARG) v Tajikistan (3 November 2019), Degnand Gnonto (ITA) v Mexico (31 October 2019), Sontje Hansen (NED) v Paraguay (10 November 2019), Gaetano Oristanio (ITA) v Ecuador (7 November 2019), Nathanael Mbuku (FRA) v Australia (6 November 2019), Santiago Munoz (MEX) v Japan (6 November 2019), Ibrahim Said (NGA) v Ecuador (29 October 2019), Gabriel Veron (BRA) v Angola (1 November 2019).

By Olamide Oyetunji

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