FÃ©dÃ©ration Internationale de Football, FIFA has stripped Kelechi Nwakali of his bronze boot won at the last edition of the FIFA U-17 World cup. The world football governing body apologized for its mistake of naming Nwakali as the 3rd highest goal scorer of the tournament.
FIFA had explained that although Nwakali and Chukwueze finished the tournament with the same number of goals (three) and assists to be joint third best scorer, Chukwueze played less number of minutes in the tournament and therefore, is the winner.
FIFA sent another bronze boot to Chukwueze and asked Nwakali to keep his. Kelechi Nwakali was the Golden Ball winner in the tournament.