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Super Eagles stars Iwobi, Iheanacho scoop Glo CAF Awards

NPFL By: Collins Udeme | 05/01/2017

Super Eagles duo Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho scooped the CAF Youth Player of the Year award for 2016 and the 2016 Most Promising Young Talent of the year award respectively in the ongoing 2016 Glo CAF awards.

Iheanacho claimed the Most Promising Talent gong after seeing off competitions from DR Congo and TP Mazembe's Elia Meschak and Naby Keita of Guinea who stars for Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.

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Iwobi who had a superb 2016 season where he helped Arsenal to a second place finish in the league last season while also helping Nigeria to two victories in their opening two fixtures of the 2018 World Cup qualifying series edged Ghana's Eric Ayiah who plays for Charity FC and Sandra Owusu-Ansah of Ghana to emerge winner of the Youth Player of the Year category.

NFF President Amaju Melvin Pinnick received the awards on behalf of the Arsenal and Manchester City stars who were absent at the ceremony due to club engagements.