Harrison Chinedu Is Nigerian footballer truly in the Guinness World Records?

This is not the first time the Cambodia-based footballer has reportedly made the Guinness World Record.

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Harrison Chinedu play Harrison Chinedu is hoping to be recognised by Guinness World Record (Stefan Heunis/AFP)
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Nigerian footballer Harrison Chinedu is in the news for reportedly setting another Guinness World Record for distance (103.6 km) travelled on a bicycle with a football on the head.

Chinedu made world news platforms like French Press Agency (AFP) and Al Jazeera for setting the new world record.

 

The footballer cycled from beach outside Lagos to the city centre, dogding potholes and food vendors.

This one is a record created by me and I’m happy that I have done my own side,” he told AFP.

"It is left for the Guinness World Record to retify it and and bring back the results."

 

This is not the first time the Cambodia-based footballer has reportedly made the Guinness World Record.

In March 2016, the player reportedly set the record after walking from the Redemption camp on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, which is a total distance of 48.08km with a ball on his head.

Harrison Chinedu play In March 2016, the player reportedly set the record for the farthest distance walked with a ball on his head. (Bet 9ja)

 

The previous record was held by an Indian soldier, Naib Singh who walked a total distance of 45.64km with a ball on his head in his country in 2014.

Chinedu walked round the main bowl eleven times to break the record before trekking further eleven times to set a new record according to his claims.

That record was quickly broken.

A search on the Guinness World Record website (guinnessworldrecords.com) however reveals that they do not have Chinedu's feat on their record.

The records he reportedly set in March and November 2016 are also not registered on the website.

The website contains over 15, 0000 records and are updated every week, so it’s confusing that Chinedu’s record, especially the one he set in March 2016  is not on the platform.

Pulse Sports have reached out to the player to show proofs of his Guinness World Record.

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