Federation of International Football (FIFA) has saluted Nigeria’s Ibrahim Said for becoming the first player to score a hat-trick at the on-going FIFA U-17 World Cup in Brazil.
Said’s goals against Ecuador sent the Golden Eaglets into the Round of 16 along with Brazil and Angola who edged out Canada 2-1.
“ Say hello to the first hat-trick hero of the #U17WC, Nigeria’s Ibrahim Said! , ” tweeted FIFA on Wednesday.
Nigeria scored two late goals to secure a hard-fought 3-2 victory against their opponents in their second Group B game at the Estadio Olimpico, Giaonia on Tuesday night.
They are now topping the group with six points from two matches.
On Friday they face Australia who drew 2-2 with Hungary.