- Kelechi Iheanacho is back in the Super Eagles squad as Nigeria take on Sierra Leone
- The Leicester City forward has stated that Chidozie Awaziem is Nigeria’s best defender
- He further branded the Boavista star as the ‘Sergio Ramos’ of Nigeria
As the Super Eagles get ready for the AFCON 2021 qualifier against the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone, defender Kelechi Iheanacho has branded his teammate Chidozie Awaziem as ‘Nigeria’s Sergio Ramos’.
Footage on Oghenekaro Etebo’s Instagram story shows the trio of Kelechi, Etebo and Awaziem share moments as they seem delighted to be back in the national team.
Midfielder Etebo asked in Pidgin English:
“Kele, kele…wetin you say dem dey call Chidozie?"
And in a swift Iheanachoo replied:
"Na Sergio Ramos now, best defender for Nigeria.”
Watch the clip below.
23-year-old Awaziem currently plays for Portuguese club Boavista on loan from FC Porto and he has been impressive since making his debut for Nigeria on June 1, 2017, in an exhibition game against Togo.
He has so far made 17 appearances for the Super Eagles and getting a goal for the team. Although he joined Porto in 2016, he has been on loan for four consecutive seasons at Nantes, Rizespor, Leganes and now Boavista respectively.
Only recently, midfielder John Ogu described Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho as the funniest player in the Super Eagles stressing that all players always want to be around him.
Ogu who is currently working on getting a new club made this known while speaking with Legit.ng in an exclusive chat.
''Kelechi Iheanacho is the funniest guy in the Super Eagles because he always makes all the players happy with his ways.
''I only love to dance, but Kelechi Iheanacho is the funniest player and he is someone all players don't feel comfortable when he is not around.''
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigeria's Sports minister Sunday Dare, as well as the country's football federation president Amaju Pinnick, joined the Super Eagles in their final training session ahead of the all-important AFCON qualifying showdown against Sierra Leone.
The crucial encounter is slated for the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin on Friday, November 13, from 5pm local time.
Both football stakeholders took their time to participate in the warm-ups and stretch-outs as the entire team once again expressed their level of togetherness.
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