Chinonso Eche: The 11-year-old Nigerian footballer who set a Guinness World Record

by Jul 29, 2020News

Chinonso Eche has emerged as the youngest African footballer to set a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive football touches in one minute while balancing another football on the head.

The 11yr old lad who hails from Warri, Delta State was identified through his skill as a football freestyler, he was able to complete 101 touches while he held another ball on his head.

Eche speaking to BBC, said he loves to freestyle because he believes he has the gift and does it to entertain his friends in school, adding that he prides himself as the best football freestyler in Warri.

Eche said he started free-styling since he was eight years old when his father showed him clips from retired Nigerian skipper, Jay Jay Okocha, Brazillian Gaucho Ronaldinho and Barcelona footballer, Lionel Messi,

“My dad showed me videos of Messi, Ronaldinho and Okocha and I started practising,” Eche said.

He also hopes to play for Super eagles and Clubs like Barcelona, Chelsea and Real Madrid.

“I will like to play for bigger clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Super Eagles,” he told BBC Africa. Eche said he wakes up every day at 4:30 am to practice his football skills before preparing to go to school.

“After school, I go to the school field and practice with my friends,” the Guinness World record breaker said to the whole world.

Written By Ebenezer Sheyi

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