Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi Super Eagles stars get CAF awards' nominations

In 2016, Iheanacho became an established star with Manchester City while Iwobi became a full Nigeria international.

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Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho play

Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho

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Super Eagles stars, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi have been nominated for different categories of the GLO-CAF Awards.

Iheanacho is included in the nominees’ list of Most promising Talent while Iwobi is nominated for Youth Player of the Year award.

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In the year under review, the youngsters made tremendous strides in their respective careers.

Iheanacho became an established star with Manchester City while Iwobi became a full Nigeria international.

Kelechi Iheanacho play Kelechi Iheanacho (Getty Images)

Alex Iwobi play Alex Iwobi (BPI / Michael Zemanek)

 

In the Most promising Talent catgory, 20-year-old Iheanacho is nominated alongside another Nigerian player Oghenekaro Etebo who plays for CD Feirense.

Etebo was part of the Nigeria U-23 team that won bronze at the football event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

He scored four goals in four games.

Oghenekaro Etebo play Oghenekaro Etebo scored four goals for Nigeria in the Olympics (Getty Images)

 

Other nominees include Elia Meshak of DR Congo and TP Mazembe, Naby Keita of Guinea & RB Leipzig, and Ramadan Sobhi Egypt and Stoke City.

 

In his category, Iwobi will battle Eric Ayiah, (Ghana U-17) Franck Kessis (Cote d’Ivoire & Atalanta), Sandra Owusu-Ansah (Ghana & Supreme Ladies) and Sidiki Maiga (Mali U-20).

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