Manchester City’s teenage striker Kelechi Iheanacho sent out a message to the world by proving himself on the international stage against Egypt.
The Nigerian wonderkid has broken into the Sky Blues first-team this season and was rewarded with an international call-up for an African Cup of Nations qualifier against the aforementioned Eqypt.
19-year-old Iheanacho started the match, which was played in front a crowd of 40,000 despite the stadium capacity only being 25,000, and lasted 64 minutes before being substituted by Aminu Umar.
In his second appearance for his country, the frontman rattled the bar early in the second half. Luckily, Oghenekaro Etebo was on hand to scramble home a rebound and put the Super Eagles ahead.
Nigeria were on course for a win that would have sent them top of Group G until a last-minute equaliser from former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah.
The result leaves Nigeria’s place in next year’s continental competition in jeopardy, with just three qualifiers remaining.