Golden Eaglets’ midfielder, Kelechi Iheanacho, has expressed delight in winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup and also emerging as the player of the tournament.
The Taye Academy of Warri, Delta State youngster, who lashed home the second goal against Mexico in the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, said: “I feel good, I feel good, I feel good!
“I thank God because I feel so good.
“I don’t know if I can find the words to say what I’m actually feeling.
“I can’t even tell what I’m feeling because I’m feeling a million things at the same time.
“I am feeling love for my teammates and my family and my country.
“I feel all of it.
“I’m on a high for winning the World Cup and the Golden Ball (best player).
“None of this could have been possible without my teammates.
“They are the best.
“The way we all cooperated together to win the World Cup is simple amazing.
“It’s like nothing else I’ve ever felt.
“I give them thanks for making it possible for us to do what we did.”
On winning the Golden Ball award, Ihenacho stated: “It means a lot to me personally because when I came into the national team camp I felt uneasy.
“A lot of the boys thought maybe I was too small, too skinny to be a good player.
“But I realise now with what I’ve done that God is preparing something special for me.”