Golden Eaglets’ forward Samuel Chukwueze who scored the fastest goal at the on-going FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 with his 30 seconds opener in the 5-1 mauling of Chile on Tuesday has dedicated the goal to his adorable mum, Mrs. Chinyere Sarah Chukwueze.
Chukwueze was Nigeria’s hero of the night after he scored a brace and earned three spot kicks out of which two were converted by Kelechi Nwakali and Victor Osimhen, who also scored a brace. Nwakali missed the other Chukwueze-made penalty in the closing stages.
“I’m very happy to have scored twice today and I actually told my roommate (Joel Osikel) that I was going to score against Chile if I’m fielded and I’m so happy that I was able to do it, ” said the usually taciturn Samuel, who admires Arjen Robben.
“ The two goals are for my mum, a nurse who has been taking good care of me and my juniors (a brother and a sister) for about 16 years now; and I want to really thank her for being a good mother.”
Chukwueze has overtime shown he could be lethal in front of the goal post and was a star performer at the 2013 U-17 Iber Cup in Estoril, Portugal where he scored 12 goals in seven matches to emerge as the top scorer.
“Our target here at the World Cup is to win and I believe we can do better in our coming matches,” noted Chukwueze, fondly nicknamed Sammy Rocko by friends.