Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, says he was given no choice but to accept his club’s decision to block him from playing in the Olympics.
Nigeria selected the teenager in their provisional squad to travel to Brazil, but he has been informed by City they want him to stay in England and work with new coach, Pep Guardiola.
Speaking at a fans event at City’s Academy – part of the grand unveiling of Guardiola on Sunday – the 19-year-old seemed to harbour […]
Kelechi Iheanacho will miss the Olympics because new Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants him to stay at the English club for pre-season training instead of representing his country at the Olympics.
The 19-year-old striker was selected in Nigeria’s 35-man provisional squad for the football tournament at next month’s Games in Rio de Janeiro.
That was despite the fact that City had written to the Nigerian Football Federation to tell them that Iheanacho would not be available, and had a letter back […]
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel and Watford striker Odion Ighalo have been named in the 35-man Nigeria Olympic squad that will take part in final training in the United States next month.
The Nigeria Football Federation released the list sent in by coach Samson Siasia ending speculation about the identity of the over-23 players in the team as allowed by Fifa.
Defender Godfrey Oboabona and goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi are the other over-age players that will compete for three slots in the team.
Super Eagles’ Caretaker Coach, Salisu Yusuf, has backed the likes of Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi and his Manchester City counterpart, Kelechi Iheanacho, to play for the country for the next 10 years.
He said he believes Nigeria now have a pool of exciting young talent, who if given the chance will flourish for many years at full international level.
Youngsters Iwobi, 20, and 19-year-old Iheanacho, as well as Wilfred Ndidi (19 years), Kingsley Madu (20 years), Musa Mohammed (19 years), William Troost-Ekong […]
Teenage sensation Kelechi Iheanacho wants a new deal worth £150,000-a-week from Manchester City, The Mirror reports. The striker’s advisers believe he has earned parity – at least – with teammate Raheem Sterling, on the basis that Iheanacho’s emergence has saved the Blues from having to spend big on a new young frontman this summer.
They also feel rising-star Iheanacho has proved himself superior to Wilfried Bony , who has flopped since his £28m move to the Etihad from Swansea 17 months ago.