Former Super Eagles player Celestine Babayaro has stated that u-17 star Kelechi Iheanacho deserves a spot in the Super Eagles.
Babayaro, who played for Chelsea & Newcastle, tasked coach Stephen Keshi to include him in the team.
According to Babayaro, the former Golden Eaglets player is ripe to be in the Super Eagles team because “he is a special and an exceptional talent’’.
“I got into the Super Eagles’ team at a very young age and Iheanacho is a young man who is an outstanding player. I have watched him play and I don’t see any reason why Keshi can’t try him and see what he can offer to the senior national team.”
“The likes of Pele, Diego Maradonna, Ronaldo and Lionel Messi all started playing for their senior national teams at a very young age,’’ he said.