Chinonso Eche is the youngest African footballer to set a Guinness World Record for most consecutive football touches in one minute while balancing another football on the head.
The eleven-year-old boy from Warri, Delta State Nigeria, was identified through his skill as a football freestyler, he was able to complete 101 touches while he held another ball on his head.
Eche, said he loves to freestyle because he believes he has the gift and does it to entertain his friends in school, adding that he prides himself as the best football freestyler in Warri.
Eche said he started free-styling since he was eight years old when his father showed him clips from retired Nigerian skipper, Jay Jay Okocha, Brazillian Gaucho Ronaldinho and Barcelona footballer, Lionel Messi,
“My dad showed me videos of Messi, Ronaldinho and Okocha and I started practising,” Eche said.
He also hopes to play for Super eagles and Clubs like Barcelona, Chelsea and Real Madrid. “I will like to play for bigger clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Super Eagles,”
Eche said he wakes up every day at 4:30 am to practice his football skills before preparing to go to school.