2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Kelechi IHEANACHO

Age
22
Height
185.0 cm
Date of Birth 03 October 1996
International Caps
20
International Goals
8

Having shone as Nigeria lifted the FIFA U-17 World Cup at UAE 2013, where he walked away with the adidas Golden Ball, Iheanacho has garnered plenty of attention. Nimble on the ball and tough to track for defenders, being willing to drop deep or run in behind in search of space, he has proven his goalscoring chops in England at Manchester City but struggled since a move to Leicester City.

For the Super Eagles he has been an impressive figure in friendlies, scoring in every one they played across 2016 and 2017, with his link-up play coming to the fore against Argentina. However, he has struggled to impose himself in competitive games. It's set to be a battle between he and Odion Igahlo for the right to lead the line in Russia, and he will be intent on showing the full depths of his talent.