Leicester City’s Nigerian imports, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi, have been widely celebrated for making the West African country proud after winning the FA Cup trophy on Saturday.
Ndidi’s tactfulness in defensive midfield as the guard of his defenders and goalkeeper was as influential as Brendan Rodgers’ talisman, Iheanacho, whose form and goal took the Foxes into the final of the FA Cup.
WuzupNigeria reports that Youri Tielemans’ screamer in the 63rd minute of the final against Chelsea was enough to secure a 1-0 victory and hand Leicester their first ever FA Cup trophy.
Although Nigerians are not new winners of the world’s oldest football competition, Ndidi and Iheanacho are the first to win the trophy since Victor Moses won it with Chelsea in 2018.
Other Super Eagles stars who have won it include, Daniel Amokachi, Nwankwo Kanu, Celestine Babayaro, John Utaka, John Mikel Obi, and Alex Iwobi.
While the duo flaunted Nigeria’s flag in the presence of the 22,000 fans chanting at Wembley Stadium, Nigerians back at home were united as they celebrated the victory for the country .
Taking to Twitter, former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, wrote, “I celebrate with @67Kelechi and @Ndidi25 of @LCFC for ensuring that Nigeria’s flag was raised at the FA Cup finals. #FACupFinal.”
“Naija won! All I see is the green white green. #FACupFinal,” added Human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu, echoed the sound of one Nigeria.
Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, added, “Big congratulations to our Nigerian duo in Leicester City FC, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho as they lift the FA Cup in England.”
“Congratulations to senior man Kelechi Iheanacho and his vibe mate Wilfred Ndidi, the latest FA Cup kings. Very well-deserved victory!” – aaward-winning journalist, Fisayo Soyombo wrote.
BBNaija reality TV Star, Anita Natacha Akide popularly called Tacha also added, “BIG WIN Tonight!! Congratulations Iheanacho and Ndidi for making us PROUD TONIGHT!!Flag of Nigeria #FACupFinal”
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