“We didn’t have money, maybe after game I’d hear the game,I’d hear the scores and all that. I’d be at home playing football and my friends would come back after being there to tell me. We didn’t have televison at home”
Those were the exact words Manchester City teen striker Kelechi Iheanacho used while revealing his rag to rich story ahead of his team trip to Stamford Bridge where they will take on Chelsea in the FA Cup this weekend.
Iheanacho is expected to lead the line for Manchester City against Chelsea in a competition has scored four goals from two games but few years ago he couldn’t afford 50 Naira (20p) to watch his favourite premier league star on TV back in Nigeria.
“Sometimes I watched the Spanish League, it was a bit cheaper,maybe 30 naira, but the premier league was 50 naira. Sometimes I’d watch the premier league if I found money, or I’d go there and beg them to let me in or sneak in for the second half and pay half the money”.
“I support Barcelona because I watched the Spanish league. I saw Yaya Toure playing for Barcelona and now I’m playing with him. It’s a dream come true.