Nigerian teenage sensation, Kelechi Iheanacho, has made UK based Dailymail’s list of the 10 hot teenage prospects that have the football world buzzing with excitement.
Iheanacho was the star as the Flying Eaglets conquered the world last year in the UAE, and was snatched by English giants Manchester City after a hot battle with other top European clubs.
The Owerri born player was joined on the list by other highly rated Prodigies, which include Brazilian Thiago Rodrigues Da Silva (mosquito) and Spanish Oliver Torres.
Tipped as the ‘next big player’ to come out of Africa, Iheanacho has already enjoyed some big moments in his career for club and country.
The Nigerian hotshot was very impressive on Manchester City’s pre-season tour of the United States, even scoring in the 4-1 win over Sporting Kansas City, having won a place on the flight to America by impressing during a training camp for the fringe players in Scotland.
He has certainly caught the eye of Yaya Toure, who said: ‘Kelechi is an exciting player. I love the way he plays and I feel that he will have a good career at the club and go on to become one of the players of the future.’
Internationally, he was the star of Nigeria’s triumph at the 2013 Under 17 World Cup, scoring six goals and contributing seven assists as they lifted the trophy in the United Arab Emirates.