Iheanacho dedicates goals to Mother
Golden Eaglets four-goal hero, Kelechi Iheanacho has dedicated his goals in the 6-1 win against Mexico in Al-Ain at the ongoing Fifa Under-17 World Cup to the late mother as well as younger brother, Chibuike.
The late Mrs Iheanacho passed on last February and Iheanacho said the memories of his mother came back as he entered the pitch against the defending champions adding that she would be proud of his achievement.
"First and foremost I want to thank God for giving us victory today (Saturday) and for giving me the opportunity to score four goals.
"Before the match I specifically requested for two goals from God and after scoring the first two in the first half I never knew God has better plans for us.
"Of course, I remember my mum before the start of the match but there is not I can do about her death again but I’m dedicating the goals to her memory as well as to my junior brother, Chibuike whom I believe will be a very great player in future," Iheanacho said.
The former Under-15 player said the 6-1 victory against Mexico aside the Eaglets will not be carried away as the best of the team is yet to come.
"The glory of this victory belongs to all of us because it was a team effort and we're all looking forward to a good tournament," he said.
Coach Manu Garba said the world has not seen the best of the goal king as he tipped him as one of the stars to watch out for at this championship.
"I’m not surprised that he was able to score four goals for us
today (Saturday), he is a very good player and I have no doubt that he'll be one of the stars to watch out for at this tournament," Garba said.