Football’s world governing body, FIFA has Appointed Wilson Lamouroux as the centre referee for the match between Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets and Croatia on Friday night. The 36-year-old Colombian has been an international referee since 2013 and he would be assisted by compatriots, Alexander Guzman and Wilmar Navarro. The fourth of official is Reyna Oscar from Guatemala.
FIFA also affirmed that Nigeria’s Eaglets will don their traditional home colour with players in green jersey, short and socks while the goalkeepers would be in purple attire. Croatia will be in red attire.
Meanwhile, the Golden Eaglets have yet been told that Friday’s FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015 match against Croatia at Estadio Francisco Sanchez Rumoroso in Coquimbo is a must win.
Head Coach Emmanuel Amuneke said as much during Thursday’s training session at Compejo Despotivo La Alpina. “Our match on Friday(against Croatia) is a must win and we have to approach the match with all seriousness,” he said. “We should not get carried away because we have won our first two matches against USA and Chile.”
He continued: “Don’t forget, it was Croatia that denied us the opportunity of winning the Suwon U-17 Tournament in Korea last month; so it is an opportunity for us to show them we are better than them
but unlucky then.”
The Golden Eaglets would be without defensive midfielder Udochukwu Anumudu who was booked against USA and Chile as well as striker Funsho Bamgboye who saw red against Chile on Tuesday, but Amuneke said there are capable replacements: “All of you must be ready to play and that is why we are all here,” he stressed. “We must remain focused because the match on Friday is very important; we thank God for success in the last two matches but the match on Friday is also very important for us.”