Iheanacho: Relief As Leicester City Star Arrives At Nigeria Camp For Benin & Lesotho


The England-based forward is that the last invited player to reach the Super Eagles camp for the fixtures against the Squirrels and Crocodiles

The Nigeria senior national team received an enormous boost before their African Cup of countries qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho following the arrival of Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho on Wednesday morning.

Na me be dis! @67Kelechi in. #SoarSuperEagles#Team9jaStrong pic.twitter.com/tqkpK11Wnk— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) March 24, 2021

According to a tweet on the Super Eagles’ social media handle, the 24-year-old star completes Gernot Rohr’s list of invited foreign-based professionals, having touched down at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island.

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“Good morning…Update! Kelechi has arrived.,” the tweet read.

Good morning…Update! Kelechi Ihas arrived. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) March 24, 2021

Goal had gathered that Iheanacho couldn’t join the remainder of the team earlier due to delays in his flight schedule.

The former Manchester City prodigy – who has been in terrific form recently – bagged a double and an assist as Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes secured a 3-1 victory over Manchester United in Sunday’s FA Cup last eight fixture at the King Power Stadium.

In the process, the Nigerian became one among only two players – along side Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero – to attain 20 or more goals in England’s cup competitions over the last six years.

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For context, only Aguero – with 21 goals – has scored more during that period within the FA Cup and therefore the League Cup.

Iheanacho has also had an immediate hand in 15 goals in his 15 starts across all competitions this season and has found the rear of internet in each of his last four games, including a hat-trick against Sheffield United.

The 2013 U17 World Cup Golden Ball winner is predicted to hitch Rohr’s team once they attend the Teslim Balogun Stadium within the evening to finetune strategies for Saturday’s crunch tie against coach Michel Dussuyer’s men at the Stade Charles de Gaulle .

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The three-time Africa champions will pass by waterways on Friday morning, and can stay the night within the Beninoise capital, Cotonou before moving to Porto Novo on Saturday for the sport .


Ahmed Musa, William Troost-Ekong, Ola Aina, Semi Ajayi, Henry Onyekuru, Peter Etebo, Adekunle Adeleke, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Anayo Iwuala, John Noble, Alex Iwobi, Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo, Tyronne Ebuehi, Maduka Okoye, Jamilu Collins, Paul Onuachu, Francis Uzoho, Zaidu Sanusi, Wilfred Ndidi, Samuel Chukwueze, Victor Osimhen, Iheanacho

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