Kelechi Iheanacho is the Nigerian player with the most goals in the English FA Cup, and is the highest-scoring African player in the history of the competition with eighteen goals.
Super Eagles and Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has built his perfect football player by including the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccernet.ng reports.
Iheanacho, 27, is currently on International duty with the Nigerian football team at the AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast despite initial doubts about his participation in the competition due to an injury.
Senior man is reportedly back to full fitness but hasn’t played any minutes of the AFCON tournament so far for reasons best known to the coach, Jose Peseiro.
Speaking in an interview in Ivory Coast, the former Manchester City forward was tasked with building a profile for what he would consider to be the perfect footballer.
A left-footed player himself, Iheanacho picked the left foot of Lionel Messi, the right foot of Cristiano Ronaldo, the speed of Erling Braut Haaland and the strength of his national teammate, Victor Osimhen.
He added the flair of the former Brazil international, Ronaldinho, who made football a joy to watch for fans all over the world, and completed the list by adding the football intelligence of his former teammate, Kevin De Bruyne.
Kelechi Iheanacho, @67Kelechi builds is a ULTIMATE football player.
His picks are 🔥
— POOJA!!! (@PoojaMedia) January 24, 2024
Iheanacho will be hoping to get minutes in the green and white jersey as the Super Eagles take on Cameroon in the round of sixteen of the AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast.