I Was A Ball Boy At Nigeria 1999 U-20 World Cup


Former Super Eagles forward Chinedu Obasi has revealed that he was one of the ball boys during the FIFA U-20 World Cup hosted in Nigeria.

Obasi, 33, disclosed this during a live Instagram session on Brila FM.

Nigeria was awarded the hosting right of the 1999 U-20 World Cup, becoming the second African country to host the tournament after Tunisia in 1977.

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The Flying Eagles got to the quarter-final of the competition before losing 3-1 to a Seydou Keita-inspired Mali.

Spain with the likes of Xavi Hernandez, Iker Casillas, Gabri went on to win the tournament.

“I was a ball boy during the 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Nigeria.

“I was giving balls to the likes of Joseph Yobo and Pius Ikedia then few years later I was playing in the final of the competition  (2005 U-20 World Cup).”

Obasi who was a member of the Eagles squad to the Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup both in 2010, predicted  a bright future…

Source: Complete Sports