Eche Chinonso also known as Amazing Kid Eche first came into the spotlight in last year, when he set a Guinness World Record for “Most consecutive touches of a football (soccer) in a minute while balancing a ball on the head”. The Guinness World Records 2021 was released earlier today, featuring Eche’s unrivaled feat.
Meet @AmazingkidEche who now holds the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive soccer touches in one minute while balancing a ball on the head – a whopping 111 #GWR2021 pic.twitter.com/f2GNwB18DN
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 17, 2020
Chinonso who started honing his skills at age eight was said to have drawn inspiration from veteran players like Lionel Messi and JayJay Okocha after watching videos of them play. With the intention of becoming internationally recognized himself, Eche took to the game of football with commendable dedication and passion.
“Every day I wake up at 4:30 am. I do my training then I go to school. After school, I go to the field and play football with my teammates. I would like to play for big clubs like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea, and the Super Eagles of Nigeria. I would like to be an international freestyler and travel all over the world,” he stated.
He is able to juggle not just one ball but two, balance them on his head, and perform sitting down.
For now, Eche uses his skills to entertain his friends in school, much to their delight. However, his dream is to play for big football clubs and the Super Eagles of Nigeria when he grows up.
Eche is the only Nigerian to feature in this edition of the just-released publication, available for purchase here.