Kelechi Iheanacho names Okocha, Drogba in His Ultimate List of African Stars He Wants To Be Like

Kelechi Iheanacho names Okocha, Drogba in His Ultimate List of African Stars He Wants To Be Like

Akan Anwankwo
May 19, 2021 at 2:48 PM

- Kelechi Iheanacho wishes to have the qualities of six African players he admires

- The Leicester City forward picked three Ivorians including Drogba, Yaya Toure and Gervinho

- The 24-year-old also selected Nigerian legend Jay Jay Okocha and Isaac Success

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Kelechi Iheanacho is the playing the best game in his career at the moment and the Leicester City forward said that he wishes to poses certain attributes of six African players.

The Super Eagles star who has already scored 20 goals in all competitions for the Foxes admits that he wishes to have the shooting qualities of Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

In an interview with Premier League’s YouTube channel:

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“In front of goal, Didier Drogba is sick."

The former Man City star who was privileged to play alongside Yaya Toure at the Etihad also claimed that he wants to have the passing ability of the former African Player of the Year.

The dribbling skills of former Bolton Wanderers star and Super Eagles legend Austin Okocha is another quality the 24-year-old is wishing to have.

The Nigerian international is not as pacy as his strike partner Jamie Vardy but he believes having the speed of former Arsenal star Gervinho will add a whole lot to his game.

Iheanacho Chooses Qualities Super Eagles Legend, 3 Ivorian Stars As His Ideal African Player
Iheanacho believes he needs the qualities of Okocha, Drogba, Toure, Gervinho and Success to become a complete African player. Photo by Leicester City FC
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And Iheanacho's last pick of the bunch was the strength of his international teammate Isaac Success.

Both stars won the FIFA U17 tournament with Nigeria in Abu Dhabi back in 2013 as they complemented each other in the attacking.

Success has been struggling with injury problems in most parts of his career but has settled with Championship side Watford who recently gained promotion into the Premier League.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Kelechi Iheanacho has revealed what he told Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger when he clashed with his teammate Ricardo Pereira.

Leicester City lost 2-1 to the Blues at Stamford Bridge making them lose hold of their Champions League spot on the league table.

If Liverpool beat Burnley then the Foxes will be hoping for a miracle when they take on Tottenham and the Reds play Crystal Palace on matchday 38.

Iheanacho who came in as a second half substitute while his team were 2-0 down, got one back to take the game to a nervy ending.

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