Nigeria’s Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho is a year older today, October 3, 2020.
The Nigeria Football Federation and his club Leicester City have felicitated with him as he turned 24.
“Happy birthday @NGSuperEagles forward, Kelechi. Have a good one,” a statement on NFF verified Twitter account reads.
Leicester City also wrote: “Kelechi Iheanacho is 24 today. Have a good one.”
However, Kelechi celebrated his birthday with a throwback picture.
“Son of Grace.” he captioned the photo.
Iheanacho was born in the state of Imo. As a youth, he represented Taye Academy in Owerri, the capital city of Imo. His performances for Nigeria in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup led to interest from clubs in Europe; teams following his progress included Arsenal, Sporting Clube de Portugal and Porto.
In December 2012, Iheanacho traveled to England to discuss a move to Manchester City.
Iheanacho was signed by Premier League club Leicester City on a five-year contract on 3 August 2017