Wednesday 06 Nov
Updated Wednesday 06 Nov 13:00

Academy goalkeeper Jinadu's World Cup adventure ends

Daniel Jinadu

West Ham United U18s goalkeeper Daniel Jinadu had his U17 World Cup campaign brought to an end last night as Netherlands U17s beat Nigeria U17s 3-1 in Goiana.

The 17-year-old goalkeeper once again completed 90 minutes for his country in Brazil, but was left with little chance with any of the Netherlands three strikes.

A hattrick from Sontje Hansen proved to be difference between the two teams on Tuesday evening, and 5-time U17 World Cup winners Nigeria were left to rue missed opportunities following their exit. 

Jinadu started two of Nigeria’s World Cup group games, making a number of vital saves on both occasions that helping the young Super Eagles to qualify for the knock-out stages as Group B winners.

Fellow West Ham U18s goalkeeper Krisztian Hegyi had earlier departed the tournament as his Hungary U17s side failed to progress through the group stage.

Both goalkeepers will now return to Chadwell Heath and will be back in West Ham U18s action in the coming weeks.