For the second time in the history of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, it will be an all-African affair as Nigeria and Mali battle for the top prize in Chile.
When a similar scenario played out 22 years ago in Japan, it was the Golden Eaglets team then captained by Wilson Oruma that finished victorious; beating Ghana to the trophy.
Though the pedigree of Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets speaks volume having won the tournament a record four times, the unpredictability of Mali who are the current champions of Africa suggests that a thrilling climax is on the cards at this year’s final.
Only Brazil, who won the 1997 and 1999 editions have successfully defended the U-17 title.
The current Golden Eaglets team, with over 150 million Nigerians behind them, are keen to achieve the Brazil feat.
Will they be able to do that as they file out by 11 p.m. Nigerian time to face West African foes, Mali?
Stay with us for live updates from Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar, Chile.