–Contrasting fortunes of Martin Odegaard and Kelechi Iheanacho
While Super Eagles boss,Stephen Keshi ruled out Golden Eaglets star and FIFA U-17 Most Valuable Player Kelechi Iheanacho out of the senior national team on account of his age (he turned 18 at the start of the month), Norway believes age is just a number and at just 15 years and 300 days old capped Martin Odegaard to become the youngest player ever to represent a nation in a European Championship qualifier.
The starlet, who is a supporter of Liverpool, came off the bench in the 64th minute, replacing Mats Daehli in his countries 2-1 win over Bulgaria on Monday night.
Odegaard received a rousing ovation from the home crowd, who got to see little glimmers of what the highly-rated youngster can do.
The previous record for youngest player in the competition was set by Iceland’s Sigurdur Jonsson when he made his debut against Malta back in 1983.