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Highlights: Golden Eaglets Advance To Finals After Beating Mexico (VIDEO)

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The Nigerian Golden Eaglets are through to the second consecutive Under-17 world cup final after beating Mexico 4-2 on Friday, November 6, 2015.

The first goal of the game came through Kevin Magana in the 7th minute after latching onto a teasing cross bu Kevin Lara.

Nigeria equalized through a lovely goal by Kelechi Nwakali in the 35th minute. The Eaglets then took the lead through Orji Okonkwo in the 43rd minute.

Sixteen minutes later, Mexico leveled the scores through Diego Cortes. Osinachi Ebere put the Eaglets ahead in the 67th minute while the tournament’s top scorer, Victor Osimhen equaled the nine-goal record scored by any player in the tournament when he netted a penalty.

“It was a difficult match in which both teams did their best. We give credit to Mexico because of their performance and its level of play. We are happy to be in the final and have the chance to defend the world title. Mali is a good team, Africa’s champion. This is going to be an interesting challenge,” Nigerian coach Emmanuel Amuneke said after the game.

Nigeria will now face Mali in an all-African final at Vina Del Mar on Sunday.

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