Nigerian five times Guinness World Records (GWR) holder, Vincent Okezie, has recently lamented how he feels rejected by his country, despite his remarkable Guinness World records.
Vincent began his GWR feat on 11 March 2022 when he won the GWR for the most consecutive passes (129) of a football between the head and soles while balancing on the back of a person.
He achieved the feat alongside two other people. He then went ahead on the same day, to win another GWR alone, which made him become the holder of the most consecutive backward handsprings (10) with a football (soccer ball) between the legs.
About five months later, precisely on 20 August 2022, Vincent also won two extra GWRs; The most over and underpasses (40) of a football with feet touching in one minute and the most transfers (9) of football spun on the finger in 30 seconds. The last feat, the fourth in one year, was achieved alongside one other person.
One year later, precisely on 3 March, Vincent won his fifth GWR to become the current holder of the most football (soccer) around the world tricks (71) with arms linked.
Despite all these remarkable achievements the 16 years old Nigerian hasn’t received any recognition or endorsement since then, unlike Nigerian Chef, Hilda Baci, who bagged endorsement deals and recognitions for the longest cooking hour.
In a recent interview, Vincent lamented how he feels not recognized by Nigeria, which has left him wondering if it were only women that are usually recognized.
In his words,
“I feel like my country has rejected me. Also, I feel not recognized. I asked myself if it were only women that are usually recognized in Nigeria because even though other boys won Guinness World Records in my academy, nobody celebrated them or recognized them”.
The young Nigerian disclosed that he is facing a lot of challenges and has appealed to Nigerians to sponsor him academically, and as well get a club for him outside Nigeria where he can play football.
SOURCE: Premium Times
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