A childhood friend to one of the best Nigeria football player kelechi iheanacho expresses him self.
According to him, he wish to remind the footballer about they past, how it all started.
His write up seems to have attracted a lot of comment in many online platforms
Kelechi iheanacho was my childhood friend, we grew up together in the same neighborhood Nekede Old Road Owerri IMO state. We played the street balls together under the rain and scorching sun. We attended the same primary school; Unique Nursery and primary school Umualum Nekede No 4 b/stop as at then but has relocated to a new site now. We did almost everything together but today grace has found you and you’ve rose and clapped your way into the corridors of fame and stardom,you’re now a celebrity not just in Nigeria but all over the world.
I remember how we conquered the environments of Ama – ato. Azuatalam,Chigozirim known as Podosky and you and I.
If we are not there, the games won’t be fun, but you’ve forgotten so fast and now mingles with those that you met after being famous.
We played an academy club “Danish” together for years before you moved to Taye academy how can you just forget those days so fast.
I remember how happy i was when i watched you play for Nigeria under 17 in UAE 2013. I was not surprised when you conquered the world in that stage because i knew how good you were prior to that moment. Your senior brother, Uchenna couldn’t give me your contact because we are no more on the same pedestrian,you’ve moved higher.
I’m writing this not because hunger has finished my life but because a picture with you now will serve as a story i will tell to my children. Don’t forget that the bodyguards and security personnel guarding you from people coming close to you, were not there when we use to go to the bush in Uzo ubi those days in search of riped fruits. It pains my heart that you’ve forgotten most of us who suffered with you and grew up together with you in the hood.