Foxes striker Kelechi Iheanacho was greeted by a hero’s welcome when he visited Countesthorpe Leysland Community College in Leicester to support this season’s ESFA PlayStation Schools’ Cup.
During a pupil Q&A session, the Leicester star provided a fascinating insight, talking through what it was like growing up in Nigeria, his experiences at school and playing football as a youngster. Iheanacho went on to explain that David Silva is the most talented footballer he has played alongside; he found the Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo the toughest opponent he has faced; whilst during Leicester training sessions his teammate James Maddison is the king of nutmegs.
As part of the roadshow, Leysland Community College played local school Thomas Estley Community College in a specially arranged U13 Girls’ fixture. Prior to kick-off both captains introduced their teammates to Iheanacho and provided big smiles when lined up alongside the Foxes star for team photographs.
Next up for the Leicester striker was a contest on FIFA 19 against one of the school’s pupils. It was hard to tell if it was the pupils or Iheanacho who was having more fun. This was perfectly summed up with Iheanacho’s Instagram Story that he posted from the event.
Marking the icing on the cake for Leysland Community College, their Girls’ team ended up beating Thomas Estley Community College 9-0.
Now in its sixth season, the ESFA PlayStation Schools’ Cup is the biggest schools’ football tournament for boys and girls in England, involving over 200,000 pupils. You can follow all the action across the PlayStation Schools’ Cup social media channels.
We would like to say a big thank you to Kelechi Iheanacho for being such a fantastic ambassador and extend our appreciation to Leysland Community College for hosting the fifth roadshow of the season.