Chinonso Eche: The 11-year-old Nigerian footballer who set a Guinness World Record


Chinonso Eche has emerged as the youngest African footballer to set a Guinness World Record for the most consecutive football touches in one minute while balancing another football on the head.

The eleven-year-old lad who hails from Warri, Delta State 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 speaking to BBC, 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 freestyling 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, BBC Africa reports.

Eche said he wakes up every day at 4:30 am to practice his football skills before preparing to go to school.

“I will like to play for bigger clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Super Eagles,” he said.

“After school, I go to the school field and practice with my friends,” the Guinness World record breaker said.

He hopes to be an international freestyler who travels all over the world.


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