Two-year-old Tobenna started kicking a ball around since he was eight-months-old and has kept the football world mesmerized with his gift.
Nigerian-American toddler, Tobenna Uchendu, a footballing sensation at such a young age, met Super Falcons full-back, Michelle Alozie, Soccernet.ng reports.
Michelle Chiwendu Alozie, born in America as well, plies her trade with Houston Dash Football Club in the National Women’s Soccer League as well.
The 26-year-old has twenty-three caps for the Super Falcons since making her debut in 2021 and quickly became a fan favourite at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia.
Alozie obtained a Bachelors Degree in Molecular Biology from Yale University. She also works part-time as a cancer research technician at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.
The Houston Dash forward met with Tobenna Uchendu and his parents to have a training session with the toddler.
The two-year-old’s instagram account, managed by his dad, has garnered over ten million views worldwide, leaving fans in awe over the quick feet the little boy possesses, and it just didn’t stop at that, he’s ambi-pedal as well.
— Obi (@Obi_Uchendu) October 8, 2023
The talented toddler has also had his football dream fueled by several football stars around the globe. He was invited to train with Chelsea – a team his father supports during their pre-season tour at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Atlanta , and had a kick-around with players like Christopher Nkunku, Reece James, Andrey Santos, and Argentine World Cup Winner – Enzo.
Ballon d’Or nominee, Victor Osimhen also invited Tobenna to Naples to have a kick-around with the youngster, and even awarded him a trophy.
At just twenty-six months old, Tobenna Uchendu has been blessed with a great gift and has in turn, been a bundle of joy to watch for the football world.