Kelechi Iheanacho and Dele Alampasu have both being invited by FIFA as guests at this year’s Ballon d’Or.
Both Kelechi Iheanacho and Dele Alampasu have been invited by Fifa as part of dignitaries to witness the annual Fifa Ballon d’Or to be hosted in Zurich.
The invitation was contained in a letter signed by Sandra Marfurt, Fifa’s Head of Special Events and Guest Management, and it read;
“On behalf of Fifa, I would like to congratulate you once again on winning the Adidas Golden Ball Award (Iheanacho); Golden Gloves (Alampasu) at this year’s Fifa’s Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates for the best player of the tournament.”
The announcement was made to the team on their return from a dinner which was organized in their honour by Niger State, Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, who handed a gift of N20 million to the Golden Eaglets.