Ike Ugbo strikes twice for England ahead U17 World Cup

Ike Ugbo strikes twice for England ahead U17 World Cup
Ike Ugbo scored twice for U17 World Cup-bound England vs DRC

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Oct 08, 2015. 10:23

Nigerian starlet Ike Ugbo scored a brace for England U17 as they thrashed their DR Congo counterparts 8-0 in a warm-up match before this month's FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile.

The game played at George's Park was England's last preparatory match at home before the U17 World Cup in Chile.

Chelsea’s Ike Ugbo firstly converting a penalty on 51 minutes, and as the game entered the final 10 minutes, he sealed his brace.

Another Nigerian, Tayo Edun who plays for Fulham, replaced Hepburn-Murphy in the 45th minute.

Chrissy Willock, Marcus Edwards and two from Kazaiah Sterling gave the Young Lions a strong advantage at the break.

An Ugbo brace as well as strikes from Stephy Mavididi and Kaylen Hinds sealed the thumping victory on Wednesday.

Head coach Neil Dewsnip was able to give the majority of his squad a run-out in the encounter, which will ensure his charges board the flight to Chile on Thursday very confident.

The Young Lions squad depart for the World Cup on Thursday and play their final warm-up match against the host nation Chile on Sunday.

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