Nigeria’s duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi have been adjudged the best young players on the African continent, WuzupNaija can report.
While Iheanacho picked up the most promising talent award, Iwobi was rewarded as the youth player of the outgone year by the Confederation of African Football.
The awards were both received by Amanju Pinnick, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation on behalf of the players who were both busy for their Manchester City and Arsenal in the English Premier League.
Iheanacho is presently regarded as the most lethal striker in the EPL with an amazing statistics in front of goal while Iwobi is highly rated by Arsene Wenger who has repeatedly thrust him into serious action in the league and European cup competitions.
Check out Nigerians’ reactions to the amazing night for Nigerian football.
Most promising is Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi is African youth player of the year. Congratulations Nigeria… #GloCAFAwards2016
— The Godfather (@Ayourb) January 5, 2017
Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi wins the CAF Youth Player of the Year 2016. #GloMusciFestival2016
— Deji Kofi Faremi (@deejayfaremi) January 5, 2017
— Ezeh Uchenna (@Ezeh_UK) January 5, 2017
Can’t believe CAF has a category for Most Promising Talent and another for Youth Player of the Year. What’s the point?
— Humphrey (@junior2g3) January 5, 2017
Most Promising talent: Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria & Man City)
Youth Player of the year: Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)#GloCAFAwards2016
— Okon ‘Ediye’ Nya (@iamOkon) January 5, 2017
Congratulations to Alex Iwobi. Youth player of the year👏 #GloCAFAwards2016
— Gunners4Life (@TGunnerz13) January 5, 2017
— Athen Media Credente (@AthenMedia) January 5, 2017
— Osayi George (@ossylishuz) January 5, 2017
— Ekemini Jacobs (@jay_keny) January 5, 2017