Nigeria U17 midfielder, who scored a superb goal in the semi final vs Mexico, despite playing and coming in as a sub in previous matches Okonkwo feels his stunner vs Mexico is his best goal ever.


“It’s my best ever,” He told

“I’ve not even scored one like that in training.”

Before the Mexico match, he had played just 25 minutes in the tournament, coming off the bench in stoppage time in the Golden Eaglets’ opener before two 12-minute cameos against Australia and Brazil.

“I’m not the coach,” Okwonkwo said. “[Emmanuel Amuneke] knows what is best for the team. That’s why he put me on the bench. But he chose to put me on the pitch from the start against Mexico and that was an honour and a privilege.”

When asked if he think he’s done enough to star in tthe final tonight, he said:

“Of course!” He smiled. “But it is the coach’s decision. When I wasn’t playing then it was his decision, it was right I wasn’t playing. I think I have done enough to start in the final though.”

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