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U-17 World Cup, Golden Eaglets
revelation, Kelechi Iheanacho, has left the Super Eagles
camp for a trip to England for contract talks with EPL
side Manchester City.
Head Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi was quoted
by team’s spokesman Ben Alaiya, as saying that he had
to sanction the departure of the player after his father,
James Iheanacho, personally put a call to him on
Monday afternoon requesting the release of his son
for the trip to England.
“Initially a young man came declaring that he was the
agent of Iheanacho, but I declined to deal with him until I
hear from the family because the boy is still a minor.
Kelechi Iheanacho
It was soon after my rejection that I got a call from his
father who told me that they have gotten travelling visa
to the United Kingdom and that I should oblige him with
his son’s release. I did and told the young man to go
and do the nation proud at whichever club he finally
chooses to settle down with”.
Keshi acknowledged that Iheanacho is a talented player
but also cautioned that the player should be handled
gently and professionally as he navigates his
professional career. The national team also cancelled its
second training session for Monday after it appeared
that the close to three hours morning training session
may have taken its toll on the players. “We have to be
cautious not to push the players too hard so that
nobody will break down”, Keshi said.
The Eagles presently in camp for the CHAN 2014
tournament will on Wednesday play its second practice
match against Niger Tornadoes of Minna at the
Mainbowl of the Abuja National Stadium. Its first
game against Prison FC of Abuja, ended 4-1 at the
Another game has also been scheduled for Saturday in
a bid to toughen the side for the CHAN tourney.
Keshi said it would have been great to play an African
country before the start of the tournament but noted
that time factor may not permit that.

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