Man City's Kelechi Iheanacho
Thursday Sep 22, 2016. 11:16
Chidiebere Nwakali has said he is very proud of what compatriot and childhood friend Kelechi Iheanacho has achieved within such a short time at Manchester City.
Both Nwakali and Iheanacho were signed by City after the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup in Abu Dhabi, which Nigeria won in style.
But while Nwakali has been out on loan, first to Girona in Spain and now with IK Start in Norway, Iheanacho has played himself to the City first-team squad and netted double digit number of goals last season.
“I am proud of what Kelechi has achieved within just a few months with the Manchester City first team,” remarked Nwakali.
“I’m not surprised that he is holding his own against older and more experienced strikers like Sergio Aguero.”
Midfielder Nwakali, 19, has also said he hopes to soon join his childhood friend back at The Etihad.
“I have had a great season in Norway and I hope to now move to a bigger league still on loan and from there launch myself back to City,” he revealed.
Already several clubs in France and Holland are interested in signing the versatile midfielder.