Garba: Iheanacho Not Guaranteed a Spot

Garba: Iheanacho Not Guaranteed a Spot

–Says Man City boy must work hard to make U-20 World Cup team

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has told SL10.ng that it will be tough for Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho to break into the current squad ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

Manu, who was present with his team at a reception organized in their honour by the Director General of the National Sports Commission, says since the start of the present U-20, it has been difficult for Iheanacho to break into the team and says it will be more difficult before the World Cup.

“Kelechi Iheanacho is a player that we need and I have said this several times but he is not guaranteed of a shirt here. He has to work as hard as the other players and it will be very difficult.

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“When we started this team; during the qualifiers, it was difficult for him to break into the team and he was always coming from the bench.

“And this time, it will be very difficult because we shall be preparing for the World Cup and he must have to fight to deserve a place here,” Manu told sl10.ng.

The 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup winning coach also adds that the likes of Isaac Success and Wilfred Ndidi will also have tough times breaking into the team.

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  • omo9ja 6 years ago

    Thanks Manu Garba, this is how it should. God bless Nigeria!

  • Manu Garba should as a matter of urgency shop for very good, strong and tall defenders to beef up his squad. This is because our defenders find it difficult to deal with ariel balls during set pieces. Note that this is the world stage where many countries will come with tall defenders and strikers. Such tall players have to be dealt with squarely in terms of ariel balls, so that we will not bite our fingers.