FC Dabo of Kano ace, Ibrahim Said Mohammed became the sixth Golden Eaglets to bag a hat-trick at the FIFA U-17 tournament, reports OwoSports.com.
Said did it in style as the Manu led team came from behind to beat Ecuador 3-2 Tuesday night
The striker was on the goal scorers sheet in the 5th, 85th and 89th minute.
Philips Osundo score Nigeria’s 1st hat-trick against Bolivia in Canada 1987 when the cadet tourney was still known as the FIFA U-16 World Championship.
Former Super Eagles captain, Nwankwo Kanu 26years ago scored a hat-trick against Canada after it became the FIFA U-17 in Japan 1993.
In 2001 edition in the Trinidad and Tobago, Femi Opabunmi scored three in the 5-1 thrashing of Australia.
Twelve years later, Kelechi Iheanacho bagged a hat-trick after he shot four goals past Mexico at UAE 2013.
Lille of France Victor Osimhen at Chile 2015 became the second Nigeria to score three goals against Australia in the FIFA U-17.