The Golden Eaglets beat Mali 2-0 in the final on Sunday to lift the trophy for the fifth time. Nigeria had previously won the tournament in 1985, 1993, 2007 and 2013.
Golden Eaglets arrive Nigeria today
The Golden Eaglets will arrive in the country on Wednesday from Chile after their triumph at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
The Chile 2015 final was the second time the Eaglets will play an all-Africa final at the Under-17 level. The first was a 2-1 victory over Ghana in 1993.
Nigeria is now the most successful team in the tournament's history.
Nigeria striker, Victor Osimhen, won the tournament’s Golden Shoe after scoring 10 goals in seven matches. He also became the highest goalscorer in the history of the tournament, surpassing records set by France’s Sinama Pongolle and Ivory Coast’s Souleymane Coulibaly in 2001 and 2011 respectively.
Osimhen also won the competition’s Silver Ball.
Captain Kelechi Nwakali won the Golden Ball and Bronze Shoe after scoring four goals and creating three assists in Chile.
Nwakali lifted the trophy on Sunday to make the Eaglets the second team ever to successfully defend their title, which they won in 2013. Brazil were the first to do so after winning in 1997 and 1999.
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