Kelechi Iheanacho, Golden ball winner at the just concluded Fifa U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates is still on cloud nine following his teams’ victory against Mexico in the final on Friday.
“I feel good, I feel good, I feel good! I thank God because I feel so good. I don’t know if I can find the words to say what I’m actually feeling,” he told Fifa.com
“I can’t even tell what I’m feeling because I’m feeling a millions things at the same time. I am feeling love for my teammates and my family and my country. I feel all of it. I’m on a high for winning the World Cup and the Golden Ball.”
The Nigeria striker whose trademark goal celebrations had many Nigerian fans in the UAE on their feet from start to finish of the competition also spoke about his teammates insisting they played a key role in his impressive showing at the competition.
“None of this could have been possible without my teammates. They are the best. The way we all cooperated together to win the World Cup is simple amazing. It’s like nothing else I’ve ever felt. I give them thanks for making it possible for us to do what we did,” concluded Iheanacho.
The Taye Academy forward becomes the third Nigerian to win the best player award in the history of this competition , following the foot-steps of Philip Osondu (Canada 1987) and Sani Emmanuel (Nigeria 2009).