Daniel Bameyi Dominates FIFA Stats In Flying Eagles’ U-20 World Cup Win Against Dominican Republic
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By Michael Obasi
Flying Eagles captain Daniel Bameyi was at the centre of most of the Statistics that gave Nigeria a 2-1 win over Dominican Republic in their opening match of the FIFA U20 World Cup in Argentina.
The Yum Yum FC Defender had the highest number of completed passes from both sides with seventy four passes according to FIFA.
The player also had the highest number of attempted Line Breaks of Fifty one in the game, from his role as right back.
The defender also completed the stats chat dominance with Twenty Eight number of completed Line breaks, the highest of any player from both sides.
Other players who made the FIFA stats chat are Samson Lawal who had Five Crosses and a goal in the crucial win.
Flying Eagles winger Jude Sunday also featured prominently on the chat list with Thirty Six reception between Midfield and Defence.
He also had a total of Sixty five total offers to receive in the game along side eight attempts at Goal, the highest from any attacker.
The Ladan Bosso tutored side came from a goal down to earn all three points against the World Cup debutants at the Malvinas stadium in Mendoza.
Nigeria’s next game is a tough encounter against Italy ,who defeated Brazil 3-2 in the other group game to set up a tantalising tie in their match day two encounter on Wednesday.