FG Set To Immortalize Iheanacho For Holding Nigerian Flag During FA Cup Victory

FG Set To Immortalize Iheanacho For Holding Nigerian Flag During FA Cup Victory

- Kelechi Iheanacho's recent FA Cup celebrations has not gone without being noticed by the federal government

- The the National Council for Art and Culture want to immortalize the Leicester City forward in Nigerian embassies across the world

- Director general of the NCAC has described Iheanacho's celebration as a representation of Nigerian culture

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Kelechi Iheanacho's iconic FA Cup celebration with the Nigerian flag wrapped around him is set to be immortalized by the National Council for Art and Culture (NCAC), Sun.

NCAC Director General, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, said that the work of art of the Leicester City striker in that manner should go into the hall of fame and Art Gallery.

Runsewe added that Iheanacho's work of art will be presented to the Ministers of Information and Culture, the Youth and Sports Development.

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FG set to immortalize Iheanacho for holding Nigerian flag during FA Cup victory
FG set to immortalize Iheanacho for holding Nigerian flag during FA Cup victory. Photo by Michael Regan
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The director general also stressed that Nigerian embassies across the world, Leicester City's the museum will also have the iconic painting of the 24-year-old.

He then called for entries from Nigeria visual artists to graphically immortalize Iheanacho wrapping himself round the Nigerian flag after the Foxes FA Cup win.

“During the FA Cup final played at the famous Wembley Stadium, a powerful and fascinating merger between culture and sports showcased itself. The final between Chelsea and Leicester City, a unique, spectacular and outstanding show of patriotism was on display.
“It came in the manner of Kelechi Iheanacho was soaked in love for Nigeria. Fully wrapped in Nigerian green-white-green colours, he carried on his head, a cultural basket of victory to celebrate Leicester success, the Nigerian Cultural way."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Kelechi Iheanacho is the playing the best game in his career at the moment and the Leicester City forward said that he wishes to possess certain attributes of six African players.

The Super Eagles star who has already scored 20 goals in all competitions for the Foxes admits that he wishes to have the shooting qualities of Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.

The former Man City star who was privileged to play alongside Yaya Toure at the Etihad also claimed that he wants to have the passing ability of the former African Player of the Year.

Legit.ng also reported that Victor Osimhen has showed his compassionate side after gifting a Nigerian man a sewing machine to help cater for his family.

The Super Eagles forward who has been on good scoring form for his Serie A side Napoli yielded to the plea of the unknown person.

As stated on Twitter, the man said:

"Touch my life Mr Victor, i need no silver or gold, all i seek for is a sewing machine to help put food on my table."

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