Even though both of them not played with their Flying Eagles colleagues for the past two years, Kelechi Iheanacho and Isaac Success are eyeing the Most Valuable Player (MVP) and the Golden Boot awards at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in New Zealand.
Coach Manu Garba gave the duo, including Moses Simon, automatic slots in Nigeria’s 21-man final squad to he tournament, which begins on May 30. James, the father of Manchester City’s Iheanacho, says he has advised his son to make sure he shines at the tournament, stressing that he wans his son to make the English club to be proud of his qualities.
“By the grace of God he’s going to make it because I encourage him to keep his focus and not be distracted because God is in control. “I tell him to make sure he plays very well so that Manchester City will be happy with him. I know that by the grace of God Kelechi is going to be on of the best player in the world.”
Success, who claims blending with the Flying Eagles players would not pose a big challenge, says his desire is to paint the competition in New Zealand with goals. The Granada forward said: ‘’I can blend with the team because I am a professional player playing in one of the best leagues in the world.
‘’I am equal to the task of playing against any opponent at the World Cup, including Brazil. ‘’My target in the World Cup is to become the highest goal scorer and to help Nigeria to win the Under-20 World Cup this year.’’