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AFCON 2023: Excitement As Iheanacho Arrives Super Eagles Camp

AFCON 2023: Excitement As Iheanacho Arrives Super Eagles Camp

Kelechi Iheanacho has arrived the Super Eagles camp in Abidjan, reports Completesports.com.

Iheanacho, according to head coach Jose Peseiro, Iheanacho arrived Abidjan from United Kingdom around 4am local time on Saturday.

The 27-year-old’s arrival was delayed due to a muscle injury he sustained while he was in action for Sky Bet Championship club, Leicester City.

The former Manchester City player missed the Super Eagles training camp in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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“Iheanacho arrived this morning, he came in around 4am,” Peseiro told a press conference in Abidjan on Saturday morning.

“We spoke with Leicester City and it was agreed he remain with them to complete his treatment.

“I spoke with the medical team and they told me he has totally recovered from the injury.”

Iheanacho is expected to take part in the Super Eagles final training session on Saturday before their opening game against Equatorial Guinea at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations billed for the Alassanne Quattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan on Sunday.

By Adeboye Amosu in Abidjan

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  • Ben K 5 months ago

    You are welcome, I pray for your quicker recovery in Jesus name

  • Nachó is welcome to the fold. But honestly speaking, for Super Eagles to make meaningful impact, win matches, Osimhen must be at his best and though he’s tirelessly impactful, he hustle for games, he must b fed with good and accuracy passes to bury any game on the continental showpiece.

    • Papafem 5 months ago

      Dear @Ted, my problem isn’t Osimhen, the guy will come up if well fed. My challenge is the poor supply coming from the midfield. The only player that can make this happen is Alex, And more often than not, if not well supported and covered by other guys in that midfield, we will be dominated. Teams have always taken the midfield from Nigeria since Peseiro took over; a major reason we’ve always struggled to score goals. That’s my major fear going into this competition. But then, there’s a reason to be hopeful. Who knows?

  • I like the fact Iheanacho is a good addition. Hopefully his injury won’t stop him.

  • Glad to have him in the camp.

    He may even skip the first match and rest more.

    He can come in from the second game.

  • Chima E Samuels 5 months ago

    Peseiro should not rush Kelechi because we’ll need him at the second round. Nigeria will perform not because of the coach but because of some players. @Amadi you can now hug transformer Iheanacho don enter camp.

  • Best news, welcome senior man, time for business, the cup is coming home. Up Super Eagle, Up Nigeria.

  • We are getting seven points from this group,we wining first game, drew second game,then win our last game. Therefore, come first in our group.marked my word.

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