Rangers international coach Imama Amapakabo believes that Manchester City youngster Kelechi Iheanacho can become one of the best players in the world.
Amapakabo who is currently assisting Super Eagles interim manager Salisu Yusuf had a firsthand opportunity to watch the 19-year-old during the recent friendly matches against Mali and Luxembourg.
Iheanacho scored in both games as the Super Eagles cruised past their opponents.
“I honestly pray that we do not put too much pressure on him because he has the talent to be one of the best in the world,” Amapakabo said.
“He is still young though and has a lot to learn. What I was impressed with the most (in those two matches against Luxembourg and Mali) was his humility and willingness to learn.
“Whenever I spoke to him, he always kept his head down and was always willing to learn.”
The youngster recently said about his fantastic season: “So much has happened in the last few years it is difficult to take in. If you start thinking about being here one moment and there the next, your brain would get overload and your head would be spinning so it’s best not to think about it too much.
“Whatever happens now it has been a great season for me. I couldn’t have imagined what has happened so far so I’m really happy.”
Iheanacho had a breakthrough season in England as he scored 14 goals in 35 appearances.