The most loved and adored Nigerian Footballers today started from somewhere. There were once children.

Ever wondered how some of them looked like when growing up?

Well, Ademetan Abayomi brings to you photos of some Nigerian Football stars when they were younger.

Do they look any different now?

1. Victor Osimhen

He is undoubtedly one of Nigeria’s most popular Footballers at the moment.

The striker is currently earning his wages at Napoli.

2. Elderson Echiejille

A defender, Echiejille isn’t new to the majority of Nigerians.

He has been featured in numerous games for the Super Eagles.

3. Austin Jay Jay Okocha

Okocha has proven time and again to be a master of the game with his dribbling skills.

He appears to still be on the lips of those who saw him play during his days.

4. Vincent Enyeama

No doubt one of the most talented Super Eagles Goalkeepers in history.

The former Super Eagles skipper has seen and experienced it at the highest level.

5. John Obi Mikel

He was, until 2019, playing an active role in the senior national football team, the Super Eagles.

He won the respect and admiration of the current coach of English Premier League side, Tottenham Hotspur, Jose Mourinho.

This was during their days at Chelsea Football Club, where Mikel proved to be resourceful.

6. Victor Moses

Victor Moses was definitely looking good as a teen as he is now.

The popular winger is on loan to Spartak Moscow from Chelsea.

7. Asisat Oshoala

Oshoala is one of the best female Footballers at the moment.

The Barcelona forward has a wealth of experience with respect to football.

8. Odion Ighalo

Ghetto born Odion Ighalo has seen the good and bad side of Football.

He has amassed a lot from the round leather game.

9. Moses Simon 

Nantes winger Moses Simon hasn’t really change facially from his youth days. He is doing well in the French Ligue 1.

10. Alex Iwobi 

Under Jay Jay Okocha mentorship, Alex Iwobi has grown to become one of Nigeria’s most popular players.

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