Leicester City forward Kelechi has joined the Super Eagles party as they prepare for their AFCON qualifying matches against Benin and Lesotho.
The Super Eagles will take on the Squirrels of Benin on Saturday, March 27, before playing host to Lesotho on March 30 at the Teslim Balogun.
All invited players have stormed the Eko Hotel camp of the team including Kelechi Iheanacho who returned to Nigeria days after helping Leicester City defeat Manchester United 3-1 in the FA Cup.
He equaled Cristiano Ronaldo’s 13 goals FA Cup record after netting twice against the Red Devils helping the Foxes reach the semi-final of the competition.
The 24-year-old opened the scoring for the hosts in the 24th minute but Mason Greenwood’s 38th-minute equaliser cancelled out the opener.
Youri Tielemans restored the Foxes’ leadership seven minutes into the second half while the Super Eagles attacker completed his double in the 78th minute of the meeting.
Iheanacho has now overtaken legendary players like Didier Drogba, Alan Shearer, Robbie Keane, Heing-min Son and a host of others who have 12 goals in the history of the tourney.
He achieved the feat with lesser games – 13 goals in 18 games, compared to Ronaldo’s reaching the same number after 26 matches. Scholes needed 47 appearances to match-up to the tally.
Recall that the 24-year-old also grabbed his first Premier League hat-trick on Sunday, March 14, helping Leicester City defeat Sheffield United 5-0.