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Iheanacho and Ighalo Recount World Cup Moments in SuperSport’s Connect with Greatness Stories

Iheanacho and Ighalo Recount World Cup Moments in SuperSport?s Connect with Greatness Stories
In times past, especially in Africa, football was often referred to nothing more than a hobby, with talented and passionate players considered little more than school dropouts. In recent times, however, the sport of football has become one of the world’s truly respected and rewarding professions.  The road to footballing success is nevertheless tough for aspiring players as they face numerous challenges just to achieve their objectives.

Despite the different circumstances from which they emerge, the paths of most professional players often cross as there remains powerful and emotive similarities in their stories.

For Nigeria’s attacking duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Odion Ighalo, this situation is also not different for them as they explained during the shoot of SuperSport’s Connect with Greatness stories.

At a special session arranged at a studio in London, England, Iheanacho and Ighalo respectively recalled the several difficulties they encountered in making a name for themselves. Despite the initial challenges, both players have, through the power and grace of the beautiful game, now made it to the top and are achievers in their own right.

What can be more inspiring than knowing that the viewing centre operators, who threw you out of their venues as a kid, will now proudly showcase you play at the World Cup, as in the case of Iheanancho? Or as Ighalo is presently doing, utilizing the fortune made from football to provide opportunities, the same chances he never had as a kid, for the needy in the society.

Iheanacho and Ighalo’s narrative are part of the several poignant stories currently broadcast on DStv as a build-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The campaign, dubbed Connect with Greatness, has other football legends who exquisitely recounted iconic moments at the World Cup that remain indelible in their hearts.

Legends such as Michael Owen, Pele, Augustine “Jay Jay” Okocha, Sunday Oliseh and Sir Geoff Hurst recounted with nostalgia their memorable World Cup moments. Victor Moses, who like Iheanacho and Ighalo, will be making history by playing for Nigeria in his maiden World Cup, is also included in the campaign.

DStv and GOtv viewers will be connecting with greatness as all 64 matches will be broadcast live and in High Definition with insights, analyses and commentary provided by a panel of local and international football pundits.


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