Lagos - The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has sent a letter of invitation to Golden Eaglets striker Kelechi Iheanacho and goalkeeper Dele Alampasu for the 2013 Ballon d'Or in Zurich.
FIFA noted that the duo who emerged on top of the honours' rack at the just concluded FIFA U-17 World Cup in the UAE have been chosen to be part of the select crowd that would witness the gala after for winning the Adidas Golden Ball Award and Golden Gloves Award on the wings of Nigeria's record fourth World Cup trophy.
"On behalf of FIFA, I would like to congratulate you once again on winning the Adidas Golden Ball Award (Iheanacho); Golden Gloves (Alampasu) at this year's FIFA's U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates," wrote Sandra Marfurt, Head of Special Events and Guest Management in a statement.
“We would like to end this successful year with you and your companion as our guests of honour at the annual FIFA Ballon d'Or gala at the Zurich. Kongresshaus on Monday, 13 January 2014."