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The Golden Eaglets forward was voted the Most Valuable Player at the just concluded Fifa U17 World Cup in the United Emirates

Golden Eaglets' Kelechi Iheanacho  won the Golden Ball award as the best player of the 2013 Fifa U17 World Cup having scored six goals and provided seven assists.

Iheanacho scored Nigeria’s second in the final with a calm finish before conceding the free-kick that resulted in the  third moments later. The Taye Academy rookie also became the third Nigerian to be bestowed that honour following in the footsteps of Phillip Osondu (Canada 1987) and Sani Emmanuel (Nigeria 2009).

UAE 2013 TOP SCORERS

Player

Team

Goals

Penalties

Assists

Minutes

Valmir Berisha

Sweden

7

0

1

536

Kelechi Iheanacho

Nigeria

6

0

7

564

Boschilia

Brazil

6

0

3

315

Nathan

Brazil

5

0

5

427

Tomas Vestenicky

Slovakia

5

0

0

296

Taiwo Awoniyi

Nigeria

4

0

5

525

Brazil midfielder Nathan was awarded the Silver Ball, and Mexico forward Ivan Ochoa, the Bronze Ball winner.

Swedish forward Valmir Berisha won the Golden Boot award with seven goals while Iheanacho  scooped the Silver Boot with six goals and seven assist to his credit in 564 minutes played in the championship. Boschilia of Brazil scored six goals with three assists to win the Bronze Boot.

Golden Eaglet’s goalkeeper Dele Alampasu won the Golden Glove award as Nigeria took the Fair Play award.

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