Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony was yesterday quoted by the Manchester Evening News as saying that Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho is 20 instead of the 19-year-old we’ve all fall in love with.
According to Wikipedia, the Imo State talented star was born on October 3, 1996 making him 19 but maybe because he is thriving at the Etihad amongst the premier league biggest stars – one may forgive Bony for thinking he is older.
However, the former Swansea star sees the Nigerian as a brother and both were on the score sheet on Tuesday night as Manchester City romped to a classic 4-1 win against Hull City in the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup.
“I see him as my brother, because he has come from Africa like me,” the Ivory Coast international told the Manchester Evening News.
“So I give him lots of advice on how to handle pressure. We have things in common, so I talk to him a lot – he sits close so I see him every day.
“It is good for me to push him to do it the right way. He is a striker, so it is always good when he scores. It makes me happy as well.
“He has time – he is only 20 [sic] so has another 15 years in front of him to become a player in the team.”
Manchester City who are the current leaders of the premier league will play Everton in the semifinals of the Capital One Cup.