Strength, skill and a willingness to attack were the three main ingredients as Nigeria outclassed West Germany 2-0 to win the inaugural FIFA Under 16 tournament in China.

It was the first time a team outside Europe and South America won a global soccer event. Jonathan Akpoborie and Victor Igbinoba scored the all-important goals for Nigeria.

The competition has since changed nomenclature to FIFA U-17 World Cup. The Nigerian youths are record five time champions after victories in 1985, 1993, 2007, 2013 and 2015.

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