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Iheanacho Thanks Nigerians For Support, Hails “Governor Musa” After Iceland Brace

Iheanacho Thanks Nigerians For Support, Hails “Governor Musa” After Iceland Brace

By Johnny Edward:

Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho has thanked Nigerians for their unflinching support in Friday’s 2-0 win over Iceland at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.


Iheanacho made his first World Cup start for the Super Eagles in the win over Iceland, playing alongside Ahmed Musa in a 3-5-2 formation.

Musa scored twice in the second half to hand Nigeria their first win at the tournament in Volgograd, which impressed his teammate.

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Leicester City forward Musa became the first Nigeria player to score in two consecutive FIFA World Cups and he is the third highest scoring African behind Asamoah Gyan of Ghana on six goals and Roger Mila from Cameroon on five goals.

“All for millions of Naija thanks for your cry and support. Congrats to Governor @Ahmedmusa718 on the record. Up Naija 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬 ,” Iheanacho tweeted after the game.

Nigeria are now second in Group D behind Croatia who are already through to the next round.

Gernot Rohr’ s men have three points from two games while

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  • Omo9ja 3 years ago

    No problem Iheanacho, all praises due to God almighty. I did not believed that the whole world still love us in football until I watched the highlight of the match Nigeria vs Iceland on YouTube last night. Nigeria is a great nation. I’m proud to be a Nigerian.

    Even, I have never heard or seen an opponent to supports their rival team to win against another team. A video posted by Channels TV on YouTube, showing Argentina’s fans painted the Nigeria Flag colour on their bodies because, they wanted Nigeria to beat Iceland so that they can beat us on Tuesday. What a funny scene lol.

    Sorry, God has answered our prayers and your prayers to favoured Nigeria on Tuesday and particularly in Russia. I’m so happy that “Iheanacho said It too when they interviewed him yesterday after the match.

    “He says, Argentina wants Nigeria to win against Iceland so that they would beat Nigeria. So they sure to beat us on Tuesday? Mmm… interesting lol.

    Can’t wait to see Nigeria sending Argentina packing and they would be shocked comes on Tuesday in sha Allah. God bless Nigeria!!!