Kelechi Iheanacho Names Okocha, Kanu in All time Favorite Nigerian Five Aside Team

Kelechi Iheanacho Names Okocha, Kanu in All time Favorite Nigerian Five Aside Team

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Kelechi Iheanacho has named Jay-Jay Okocha and Nwankwo Kano in his all-time favorite five-aside Nigerian team
  • The Leicester City striker scored the only goal as Nigeria defeated Egypt 1-0 on Tuesday, January 11 in the opening AFCON group D game
  • Nigeria currently top Group D with three points and will on Saturday, January 15 square up against Sudan for a ticket to the second round of the AFCON

Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho has listed his all-time favorite Nigerian players to feature in his five-aside team.

The Leicester City forward was the hero for the Super Eagles as his only goal condemned the Pharaohs to their first-ever group stage AFCON game defeat in 18years.

Iheanacho who was partnered in attack by Union Berlin’s Taiwo Awoniyi and Nante’s Moses Simon scored Nigeria’s only goal in the 30th minute as his left-footed shot from just outside the 18-yard box flew into the top corner of the Egyptian net to seal maximum points for the Super Eagles.

Speaking to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Youtube channel in a series of quickfire questions, Iheanacho revealed his top five Nigerian players that will feature in his five-aside team.

Senior man has he is fondly called by football lovers around the globe listed Nigerian legends Jay-Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Vincent Enyeama, and Taribo West in his team alongside Leicester City’s teammate Wilfred Ndidi who completes the line-up with himself upfront.

According to Soccernet the Leicester City forward said he could not choose between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, saying he admires both players when questioned who was the greatest player between both.

Iheanacho is currently preparing with the Super Eagles squad who will on Saturday, January 15 confront Sudan in their second game of the ongoing AFCON as they try to secure a second-round spot.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..