Eleven-year-old Chinonso Eche has emerged as the youngest ever Nigerian to win a Guinness world record for most consecutive football touches in one minute while balancing another football on the head.
Eche’s recognition was identified through his skill as a football freestyler as he was able to complete 101 touches while he held another ball on his head.
Chinonso Eche loves to freestyle because he believes he has the gift and does it to entertain his friends in school, he prides himself as the best football freestyler in Warri, South-South Nigeria.
According to BBC Africa, Chinonso Eche said he started freestyling since he was eight years old when his father showed him clips from retired Nigerian skipper, Jay Jay Okocha, Brazilian Gaucho Ronaldinho and Barcelona footballer, Lionel Messi.
Eche said he wakes up every day at 4:30 am to practice his football skills before preparing to go to school.
In the words of Chinonso Eche to BBC Africa:
“My dad showed me videos of Messi, Ronaldinho and Okocha and I started practising.
I will like to play for bigger clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Super Eagles.
After school, I go to the school field and practice with my friends.”