The Nigeria Football Federation has presented Golden Eaglets’ forward Samuel Chukwueze who has been linked with a move to North London with Arsenal with his bronze boot from the FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015.
Football’s world –governing body, FIFA, admitted in November that it made a mistake in naming Eaglets’ skipper Kelechi Nwakali who has also been linked with a move to Arsenal as the winner of the bronze boot, and decided to send another one to the actual winner, Chukwueze, while telling Nwakali to keep his.
NFF Executive Committee member, Alh. Ibrahim Musa Gusau and General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi presented Chukwueze with his prize, congratulating him for a great outing in Chile.
FIFA had explained that although Nwakali and Chukwueze finished the tournament with the same number of goals (three) and assists to be joint third best scorer, Chukwueze played less number of minutes in the tournament and therefore, is the winner.
According to reports from England, Arsenal are believed to be closing in on the Eaglest duo as they look to beat league rivals Manchester City to the youngsters.