2017 FIFA World Cup Wrap: Nigerian Player Stuns Ghana

The Nigeria-Ghana rivalry took a new turn on Matchday 5 at the ongoing 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup when Nigerian-born US forward Ayo Akinola scored with 15 minutes remaining to hand his team  1-0 win over Ghana in Group A.

His strike was enough to send the United States of America (USA) into the Round of 16 alongside Group B leaders Paraguay, who came from behind to beat New Zealand 4-2.

Another African representative in Mali got their campaign back on track with the 3-0 thrashing of Turkey. They had lost their first game 3-2 to the aforementioned Paraguay.

Group A:

Ghana 0-1 USA

India 1-2 Colombia


  1. USA 6 points
  2. Ghana 3 points
  3. Colombia 3 points
  4. India 0 point

Group B:

Paraguay 4-2 New Zealand

Turkey 0-3 Mali


  1. Paraguay 6 points
  2. Mali 3 points
  3. New Zealand 3 points
  4. Turkey 0 point

Today’s Matches (Matchday 6):

Group C

Costa Rica vs. Guinea

Iran vs. Germany

Group D

Spain vs. Niger Republic

North Korea vs. Brazil