Eminent Nigerians have taken to their social media accounts to celebrate the two Nigerian stars following their triumph in the world’s oldest club competition
Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho have won the 2020/21 English FA Cup after Leicester City defeated Chelsea 1-0 in front of over 20,000 fans at Wembley.
It is the first time in history that Leicester City have won the Emirates FA Cup.
Iheanacho’s goals had proved crucial in wins over Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester United, and Southampton to help Brendan Rodgers’ men set up a date against Chelsea in the final.
But it was Youri Tielemans’ powerful drive into the top corner midway through the second half, which ended Leicester’s 137-year wait for the prestigious trophy.
It is also the first FA Cup winner’s medal for Ndidi and Iheanacho, as the Foxes duo become the eighth and ninth Nigerians to win the world’s oldest cup competition.
Daniel Amokachi, Nwankwo Kanu, Celestine Babayaro, John Utaka, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, and Alex Iwobi are the other Super Eagles stars to have previously won the trophy.
Nigerian legend and three-time FA Cup winner Kanu was one of the first football personalities to congratulate Ndidi and Iheanacho on the remarkable feat.
Nigeria’s Minister of State, Labour & Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), also took time to celebrate the two newest Nigerian heroes.
Here are excerpts of more congratulatory messages flowing in the direction of Ndidi and Iheanacho following their FA Cup exploits.
Congratulations congratulations champions 🏆🥇 pic.twitter.com/Qs3GifQ4il— Kanu Nwankwo (@papilokanu) May 15, 2021
Big congratulations to our Nigerian duo in Leicester City FC, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho as they lift the FA Cup in England.— Festus Keyamo, SAN (@fkeyamo) May 15, 2021
Congratulations to senior man Kelechi Iheanacho and his vibe mate Wilfred Ndidi, the latest FA Cup kings.— 'Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) May 15, 2021
Very well-deserved victory!#FACupFinal
Nigerians who have won the English #FACup trophy:— Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) May 15, 2021
Daniel Amokachi 🏆
Nwankwo Kanu 🏆🏆🏆
Celestine Babayaro 🏆
John Utaka 🏆
John Mikel 🏆🏆🏆🏆
Victor Moses 🏆
Alex Iwobi 🏆
WILFRED NDIDI 🏆
KELECHI IHEANACHO 🏆#FACup #CHELEI
Congratulations Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi. Make every other person get out.— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) May 15, 2021
Kelechi Iheanacho & Wilfred Ndidi are FA Cup Champions!!!! pic.twitter.com/wXMFy58CFa— Home of Nigerian Footballers (@EaglesTrackerNG) May 15, 2021
Finalists in 1949, 1961, 1963, and 1969, the Foxes are the 44th team to win the FA Cup.