Iheanacho won the award for his wonder strike, that helped the Super Eagles beat Tanzania in a dead rubber Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers tie.
The 19-year-old came to the rescue of the Super Eagles as he scored the winning goal in the team’s 1-0 win over the Taifa Stars in Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
“Congratulations to the latest CNN Goal of the Week winner, Kelechi Iheanacho!” CNN Football wrote on their official Twitter handle on Thursday.
Congratulations to the latest CNN Goal of the Week winner, Kelechi Iheanacho! pic.twitter.com/9j69aHBOZb— CNN Football (@CNNFC) September 8, 2016
The Imo state-born forward’s goal went viral on the internet with most people praising the technique behind the volley.
Iheanacho could make a start in the Manchester derby tomorrow, following the suspension of his teammate Sergio Aguero.