Nigerians across the world have been celebrating Leicester City’s FA Cup win with countrymen Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho being part of the history-making team.
Leicester won the FA Cup with Youri Tielemans’s wonder strike in front of 22,000 fans at Wembley.
With Leicester’s victory, Iheanacho and Ndidi made the records of becoming the joint eighth Super Eagles players to win the FA cup.
Seven other Nigerian players who had won the FA Cup are Daniel Amokachi, Nwankwo Kanu, Celestine Babayaro, John Utaka, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Alex Iwobi.
Taking to Twitter, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar tweeted, “I celebrate with @67Kelechi and @Ndidi25 of @LCFC for ensuring that Nigeria’s flag was raised at the FA Cup finals. #FACupFinal.”
Minister of state for labour and employment Festus Keyamo wrote, “Big congratulations to our Nigerian duo in Leicester City FC, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho as they lift the FA Cup in England.”
Rghts activist Aisha Yesufu tweeted, “Naija won! All I see is the green white green. #FACupFinal.”
Journalist Fisayo Soyombo tweeted, “Congratulations to senior man Kelechi Iheanacho and his vibe mate Wilfred Ndidi, the latest FA Cup kings. Very well-deserved victory!”