The Golden Eaglets forward has been voted the most valuable player at the just concluded Fifa U17 World Cup in the United EmiratesKelechi Iheanacho has won the Golden Ball award as the best player of the 2013 Fifa U17 World Cup.
Iheanacho scored Nigeria’s second in the final with a calm finish before conceding the free-kick that resulted for their third moments later. The Taye Academy rookie also became the third Nigerian to be bestowed that honour following the footsteps of Phillip Osondu (Canada 1987) and Sani Emmanuel (Nigeria 2009).
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Swedish forward Valmir Berisha won the Golden Boot award with seven goals with Iheanacho also scooping the Silver Boot with six goals and seven assist to his credit in 564 minutes played in the championship. Boschilia of Brazil scored six goals with three assists to win the Bronze Boot.
Golden Eaglet’s goalkeeper Dele Alampasu won the Golden Glove award as Nigeria took the Fair Play award.