Nigeria mount comeback to beat Mexico

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets have qualified for the final of the 2015 Fifa U17 World Cup following a 4-2 victory over Mexico in Estadio Municipal Ester Roa, Concepcion.

Mexico took the lead early when Kevin Mangana struck in the seventh minute to send the champions into shock.

Emmanuel Amuneke’s charges are however made of stern stuff and they were back on level terms when captain Kelechi Nwakali fired home a free kick of the highest quality into the bottom corner in the 35th minute.

Two minutes before half time, Nigeria were in front for the best time in the game when Orji Okonkwo scored a wonderful goal that cannoned in off the post.

The game continued to ebb and flow with Mexico back on level terms when Diego Cortes scored a remarkable goal that would have had Diego Maradona applauding.

He picked up the ball just inside the Nigerian half before proceeding to leave no less than five Eaglets in his wake via deft control, pace and poise before firing home past the Nigerian goal keeper, Udoh Akpan.

Nigeria was however to have the last laugh with Osinachi Ebere and Victor Osimhen netted late on to complete a richly-entertaining victory.

The Golden Eaglets will now face Mali in the final on Sunday.

This was after the Malians came from a goal down to overcome Belgium 3-1 in the day’s first semi final.

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