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Iheanacho Happy To Rejoin Leicester, Targets 2022 World Cup

Iheanacho Happy To Rejoin Leicester, Targets 2022 World Cup

By Johnny Edward:

Kelechi Iheanacho is delighted rejoin Leicester City after representing Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Iheanacho, along with his compatriot Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi, joined the Foxes in Austria last week where they have been training ahead of the 2018/19 season.

“It’s always good to be back, I’m happy to be back with the guys,” Iheanacho told LCFC TV.

“I’ve been working pretty well since Thursday night so it’s one full week. It’s been hard work and training.

“I think the boys have really worked hard since they came back and we’re coming back now. We’ve been running. You know what pre-season is like – running, working hard and playing as well. We’ve been working hard so we’ll be good to go this season.”

The former Manchester City forward who featured as substitutes in two of Nigeria’s three fixtures at the World Cup, including the 2-0 win over Iceland says that he is looking forward to the next World Cup in Qatar.

Nigeria failed to reach the round of 16 of the competition after losing 2-1 to Argentina in their final group game.

“I think it was a good experience at the World Cup,” he reckoned.

“We didn’t get the chance to go through but I think it was a good experience for us as a young team.

“I’m looking forward to the next World Cup. We’re back and ready now.

“I think it will be a really good test for the team and the boys. Everyone is raring to go and ready.”

The 21 year old who is expected to feature in Leicester City’s pre-season clash against Serie A outfit Udinese today (Saturday) at Worthersee Stadium admits the game will be a good test for The Foxes.

“They are a good side. I haven’t watched them that much, but they will be a good side. I think it will be a really good test for the team and the boys. Everyone is raring to go and ready.”

“Everyone needs a game and everyone needs to play. It’ll be good for me to get a few minutes and to see the level of fitness we’re at. We’ll move on from there.”

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  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    Very useless player u better buckle up or u will end up in Akwa United.

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    I’m sure you’re the only person who thinks he’s useless. Maybe because you can never achieve what he has achieved at a very young age. He doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone he has won an U17 WorldCup and was the best player. He plays in the premier league, one of the most glamorous league in the world. He’s definitely a mainstay in the SuperEagles.

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    Ayphillydegreat, I don’t support mediocrity like u, I’m sure u live in the state, i don’t mind exchanging my infos with u im sure u will never run mouth again. Don’t chicken out let’s exchange infos.

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    The old man played with bunch of kids at under 17, ve u seen any improvement from the guy since 2013.

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    Mediocrity! Only if you can provide me with a better option than Iheanacho in the current SuperEagles. He just scored for Leicester today. And Ofcourse I live in the States. I don’t need to exchange info with someone I only read his negative thoughts online. I’m not a fan of people who called Iwobi overrated then later changed after he scored against England. I will remind when you come back to jump on Kelechis bandwagon.

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    I know u will chicken out Mr online warrior I just called ur bluff,dude scoring in friendly matches means nothing. he scored ten goals in training before World Cup, Ighalo scores everyday too. Remember what I said before the World Cup about ur hero Rohr and the team.The dude remains of Rabiu Mohammed.

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      Yes I’m Mr online warrior!!! That’s why I’m always here to expose people like you who probably never kicked AGBALUMO before.

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    By the way I don’t want to exchange info’s with u to be ur friend just want to expose u. Anyway Continue to support mediocrity that’s ur choice. 

  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    Ayphillydegreat Only came to comment after kelechi scored, this is exactly what most forum guys do like tayo and co when Ighalo scored 4 goals in a Chinese league game before going mad at the World Cup. No doubt kelechi is good but bad lifestyle has limited his talent to a lower club side.

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      I’ve posted my comment long before he scored and I’ve always commented about Iheanacho not only when he scored. I have no idea what bad lifestyle you’re talking about. Kelechi from the little I know about him has always been working hard to be a better player and person. Every footballer have varying lifestyle and with his father always guiding him. The notion of him having a bad lifestyle is a big lie from you.

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    Lmao! Ighalo scores everyday in the Chinese league. Kelechi scores for Leicester against Udinese. There’s a difference. I’ve never supported mediocrity. I complained about Ighalo all the time that he’s not worthy to be putting on our shirt. I know we don’t have players in Madrid and Barcelona that’s a fact. Not many Nigerian players play for the biggest of clubs. That’s another fact, but I know we do have some really good players playing in decent leagues and a couple plays at top clubs Iwobi at Arsenal and Moses at Chelsea. If we have anything better than what we have now. You sure know I’ll be the first person to lament. Like I said I will be here to remind you when you come back to jump on Kelechis bandwagon.

  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    From the day he started hanging out with psquare and co at his age instead of humbling himself to learn and grow like Mbappe plus also jussling for chieftaincy title and recognition. This is what happens when a village man with poor education makes it to the top with poor advice from his father who claims to be player agent like papa Neymar. Iheanacho was our Messi but he blew it

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      What is wrong with hanging out with PSquare? How does he have a poor education? At least I know he graduated from a football academy. Have you ever heard him speak? He speaks better English than many college graduates. I’m sure people like you can even do worst if given the same opportunity.

      • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

        You make me laugh the truth is your headache by all standard I am ahead of you so respect yourself and let other people voice their opinion.

      • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

        You think a Nigerian football academy other than Kwara academy will give a sound education? Even at the name taiye you can tell a lot. SMH mediocrity at the highest of high.

    • nnamdi 3 years ago

      we have to careful by the choice of word we use, we have to emulate christ and be our brothers keeper not our brothers killer iheanacho even though he came from a poor family he has made mark for himself the family and the poor in general someone from a poor home being recogonised in the whole world

  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    The point you lack is that no one is fighting kelechi Nigerian football is our interest so we push our players to get things right when they fail but people like you just keep praising everything maybe you think he will inbox you some naira or dollar lol grow up and see things like your elders

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      LMAO! Who is my elder? What have you ever done for Nigeria? You and your cohorts that only come here with pure sentimental reasonings. I don’t need anything from Kelechi. I’m doing fantastic for myself. I know he has achieved something for Nigeria, that I will always respect and I’m sure he will do more if the opportunity presents itself. You are the one that needs to respect yourself. Your opinion is your own problem I can careless. What I will always remind shortsighted minds like you and your cohorts is that we do not have players at Madrid and Barcelona. If only you and your cohorts can provide me with better options then I’m all hears.

      • I see your point Aphyillydez. Basically, ‘ask not what your country can do for you ;ask what you can do for your country “. Innit?

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    @Chima thanks bro, Nigeria belongs to all us, sound minds will never support mediocrity.

  • Davidson 3 years ago

    Nigeria footballers are not discipline that is our greatest undoing. Sunnyb and chima are right and the other man is just looking at the goal of today.

    • The other man? I will have you know that he is none other than Aphyllydegreat, master of maximum enjoyment. Don’t just call him ‘the other man’.

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      I wasn’t looking at only the goal of today. He has scored over 30 goals in the last 3 seasons despite limited playing time. I’ve known long time ago since is U13 days that he’s a killer in the box even Guardiola attest to that. He can disgrace any top goalkeeper in the world if he gets a chance anywhere around the box. I know for sure that there are some parts of his game that needs improvement and that will come as he continues to develop.

  • Have I missed anything? Agbalumo, I would rather eat than kick it o.
    Does any of you know who I am? Do you know who i am? I am an international pundit with a passport and license to kiss.

  • Abdul andah 3 years ago

    Iheanacho has not improved since 2013.truth should be told! He has a great potential while growing up but his life style over times has marred his football development. He should be talked to.

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      What lifestyle? I’m yet to read anywhere online that Kelechi Iheanacho leads a wayward lifestyle. Infact the notion of him living a bad lifestyle is what I’m hearing for the first time from you and Chima.

      • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

        You don’t follow him on twitter so you won’t understand. Iheanacho is my no1 when it comes to Nigeria players that I can bet on him but his lifestyle and fathers influence in his career has killed him. To put it straight forward I keep emphasizing on Nff to make sure proper education is added to every footballing circle and clubsides in our country with this our footballers will always make good choices plus lifestyle and have a better career. Check out after u17 you don’t hear of them anymore because of wayward choice they make due to lack of grooming. But check out Mbappe Neymar rashford you’ll see how they will develop. Unlike our players I don’t know if my point is understood because at age 17 if going to club with musician is you goal they the result of hooligan will take over your career. Adriano suffered same. The news don’t have to write it before you know he has been misled. Iheanacho with a good left foot but yet to hit the ground just like victor brown, shaibu karim, osanga king, Isaac success, alhassan Ibrahim, Ganiu oseni, rabiu Ibrahim name them after u17 what happens to them? The other day Isaac success alone was bursted with 2 prostitutes for not paying after fun what do you call that and yet watford was not even playing him even on the bench. I can’t shout we have been following the game for yearses and ages and nothing good is happening

        • Iheanacho needs to eat more agbalumo.

        • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

          Ganiu Oseni, Rabiu Ibrahim and co are all pre MRI. From the 2013 and 2015 GoldenEaglets I can only hope that quite a number of them will go on to reach their potentials. You can never compare the development of an African young talent to the one of an European or South American talents. After U17 most European and South American youngsters will continue to play in their own local leagues and gather valuable playing time before turning 20 while most of best players from U17 are looking to secure contracts in Europe because our league is not attractive enough for them. That’s why it takes them a little longer to reach the level of their European and South American counterparts. That to me is an administrative problem and not the fault of the younsters. After all the careers of Kelechi Iheanacho, Success Isaac and Alhassan Ibrahim are still evolving better than the likes of Rabiu, Osanga, Brown and co. That means we are improving in that aspect. It can only get better. And that is an African team has never won the FIFA Mundial.

    • Have you improved since 2013?

  • Tell me, Have you improved since 2013?

  • Let me count the number of people that appear to be saying the same thing here:

    2.Chima E Samuels
    4.Abdul Andan

    Let me count the number of people leaning the other way:


    The maths says it all. Iheanacho may have potentials, but he has let fans down on occassions and his limitations are there for all to see. From Manchester City to Leicester City is regression of the highest order. Iheancho is regressing and if care is not taken, Aphilly will be watching him in a stadium close to him soon in USA.

    The boy has not improved at all. Yes he is a killer in the box but if you know anything about football, you will know that players like Christiano Ronaldo, Michael Owen, Alan Shearer, Ruud Van Nistelrooy became “killers in the box” when they reached the declining stage of their careers; when they can’t cover grounds like they used to be able to. A killer in the box is a declining striker, full stop!

    To my 4 brothers above, add me to the elite group of your “cohorts”. we are those who appraise with our eyes open; we offer constructive feedback; we say things as it is; we don’t allow our love for the super eagles blind us to reality. Like the mother tiger, it is the same teeth that we use to criticise our players is the same one that we use to show them love when they are doing well so that if Iheanacho turns things around and shows improvements, then we will praise him.

    • Aphilly and Sunny, now that I know both of you are based in God’s own country, the United States of America, will I be able to hang out with you guys when I come to downtown Manhattan.

      Perhaps we can talk about Iheanacho and other issus face-to-face as loving fans with divergent views.

      I am hoping to get a visa soon and will keep you posted if I am successful.

      One love.

      • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

        Gbogbo Wa Ole Sun Ka Kori sibi kan na. If you know what I mean, we can’t all sleep and put our heads in the same direction. As much as you and your cohorts have every right to your opinions. I also have every distinguished right to counter your opinions. The fact remains that Kelechi has scored over 30 goals in a tough league as the premier league is. I will always say the same thing you can never compare the development of an African talent to the one of European and South American talents. After all you live in the western world as well. I expect you and Sunnyb to know better. Maybe you guys are Jolly just come. Samuel Eto was sold from Madrid to Mallorca and I’m sure you will call that regression of the highest order if you actually know football like you claim. At Mallorca he beat the great JayJay to the African footballer of the year title and went on to be snapped up by Barcelona. The rest as they say is history. How are you sure Iheanacho can not go that route? Well you never believe in the future anyway. So I rest my case.

  • Balorx 3 years ago

    that aphilly is suffering from inferiority complex, hw can u say iheanacho is nt living a bad life. iheanacho is a very poor player, the only thing keeping him in leiceister is bcos of the high price and high wages that small clubs cant afford. so nxt two years expect to see him in stoke city.
    when people like sunny b, sura the tailor chima samuels speak out their minds, you tend to shut them up and keep praising mediocre players

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      You are the one suffering from inferiority complex. How can you say that I’m shutting them up when we are here to agree and disagree on the internet where opinions are free??? Am I supposed to listen to you and your cohorts or complete sports? Between you and your cohorts and complete sports who is more credible? Tell me how many of his teammates are doing better than him? Haters because a young man is enjoying his hard earned money you are here wishing him bad. Don’t worry he will continue to shame people like you. In only 20 appearances for the SuperEagles Iheanacho has scored almost 10 goals. I live on the facts not fantasy.

  • @chima who told u i always comment cos a player scored? by the way u guys are talking about mediocrity and you are saying K.Nwakali should be drafted into super Eagles main team cos he scored in an inconsequential friendly match mtccchew. People like you talk with both side of your mouth. Iheanacho has not developed but he forced his way into man city main team and he is currently playing for Leicester where is your K.Nwakali playing and you will prefer him ahead of Iheanaco cos he is more developed abi? confused people everywhere

    • It is your fellow cohort Aphyillydegreat who is supporting the premature and rather shortsighted inclusion of a team b player like Nwakali into the Super Eagles team.

      An unproven player who scored a fluke in a meaningless game to be called up to the world cup.

      I hope Mediocrity will not break our neck in this country.

      • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

        Oga Sura yes I said Nwakali should be in the SuperEagles and deservedly so to at least train with the main SuperEagles, but I never said he should go to the WorldCup. And mind you that goal his not a fluke even if it’s a meaningless match if you know football like you’ve claimed above. Go and watch the make of that goal again.

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    @Sura the Tailor,u guys  naiked it, that  Aphiily guy talk too much, people like him supports Buhari, Salisu and Giwa.To him supporting mediocrity is patriotism.i called the dude bluff today but he chickened out..sound minds like Chima Samuels, Davidson, Abdul and others must  be applauded for stating  the obvious.

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      Who chickened out? Because I didn’t want to exchange my info with you. Guy I don pass that one. You never came here with any analysis rather than to call a player useless, idiot, foolish and sorts of names, so now tell me who is acting more like Giwa and the rest between me and you? Can you define mediocrity? Who are your top Nigerian players in Europe better than him within his age grade. You labeled Iwobi over hyped yet you came back here to start shouting his praises after he scored against England. That is when i found you out that you are shortsighted.

  • Aphyllydegreat, I will respond to your points one by one.

    1.yes we can’t all sleep and face the same direction but when the pendulum of opinions swings more to one side than the other,then it is usually an indication that greater merit be accorded to the part which the pendulum swings.

    2. The 20 goals scored by Kelechi in England is only but one part of his overall journey thus far. The other part (ejection from Man City, limited game time in Leicester city, losing his place to a fellow youngster (Jesus) in man city, uninspiring overall displays, alleged non-football distractions) are nothing to write home about.

    3.there is no verifiable data to back up your claims that African young players develop different from their European counterparts – quite the opposite actually. A) young African players are dotted around in European b teams, academies and even top teams like a certain youngster called Iheanacho whom some are quick to remind us of his 100 goals.

    4.i actually like your question:how are you sure Iheanacho will not follow similar path to Samuel Eto? My answer is exactly the same as I gave in our last exchanges: I don’t think anyone can predict the future with a great deal of certainty. What is certain though is that, for all his 30 goals, that you wear on your chest like a badge of honour, if Iheanacho does not pick up from his Under-17 days fast, he runs this risk of going in obscurity fast.

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      There are verifiable Datas in comparing the development of Africa talents and their European counterparts. Drogba and Eto never blossomed to the players they became until their mid to late 20s. Eto was in the Madrid academy from the age of 16. It was until he was sold to Mallorca that he began to flourish in his development. Drogba played in France for many years before he became a household name at Chelsea.

      Guardiola has his preferrence on Jesus right from the get go. And there’s a buy back clause that City can still come back for Kelechi. Hopefully if he began to flourish City may not even be able to get him again.

      I stand by my opinion wether the pendulum swings one side or not. Most Elected officials are always criticized despite the fact that they get the highest votes. What I see here is pull him down idea because a young man is enjoying his hard earned money.
      And I’m yet to see any verifiable data that he leads a bad lifestyle.

  • Aphyllydegreat.

    1)even suggesting that Nwakali train with the Super Eagles so close to the world cup when your Gernot Rohr was trying to trim his team down to 23 was a suggestion that one would never have associated with you. But I guess lately you are starting to prove us wrong.

    It would have been a move to give the young man false hopes and further dampen the morale of some players who were hoping to seal a place to Russia.

    In all,it was a knee-jeck reaction which you are becoming increasingly fund of.

    2) having just gone to YouTube to check the video out, I stand by my view that the goal scored by Nwakali against Atletico Madrid was a fluke.

    I have watched Atletico Madrid a lot of times and one thing about them in the big games against the Arsenals and Real Madrid of this world is their defensive discipline.

    Nwakali was lucky that the game in Nigeria had no significance, hence Atletico Madrid chose not to approach it mentally the same way that they approach champions league matches.

    Hence, Nwakali took advantage of this “mental approach” of Atletico Madrid to guide his decent effort to the back of the net.

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      Kanu, Taribo, Babangiga, Karibe Ojigwe, all trained with the greatest SuperEagles of all time before the WorldCup in USA 94. Kanu and Taribo played in the friendly against Sweden before the WorldCup (Their debut) and at the time were all coming from U17s and U20s. Babangiga was even part of the team to the US as an alternative player. Now how did the careers of Kanu, Taribo and Babangiga fared afterwards? Are you and your cohorts not the one that said our players should be pushed to the limit? Why Changing your words now. Important or not important match. That goal to me is not fluke, but you have a right to your opinion.

  • Aphyllydegreat.
    1.samuel Eto was a teenager when he signed for Real Madrid in the late 90s and when he made massive impacts in the 2000 AFCON.
    Didier Drogba was 20 when he played (and scored) in top flight football for Len Mans in France.


    2.The fact that Guardiola had his favourite still didn’t stop Iheanacho from impressing Guardiola. What is wrong with having options??. He failed to impress Guardiola and Iheanacho was shown the door. FACT. The club putting a buy-back clause only goes to prove what I said that, nobody can predict the future with a degree of accuracy. So they are just trying to cover all bases.

    3. Many elected politicians are criticized even when they get the most votes. I actually agree with you here. But POPULAR OPINION THAT GAIN CURRENCY WITH MOST VOTERS SWUNG THE PENDULUM OF VOTES THEIR WAY TO START WITH.

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      How did you forget that Samuel Eto went to the Mundial in France 98, but never kicked a ball? What experience is better than that? Which gave him the audacity to prove himself at the AFCON in 2000. The WorldCup in Russia was Iheanacho first major tournament with the SuperEagles. LMAO!!! If Drogba was 20 when he was playing in the French first flight how old was Kelechi when he scored over 15 goals in his first season at City under Pellegrini? Wether he went on to be a great player or not. Even though I believe he’s got a bright future ahead of him. The fact that they put a buy back clause says it all.

      • You have just confirmed my rebuttal of your points that african players develop different from their European and South America counterparts.

        Eto and regobert song started out early and went to greater things. So did Kanu, oruma, Akpoborie…. The list is endless as you know.

        Please do not lose sight of my argument. Picking the words from my earlier quote, I said: ‘What is certain though is that, for all his 30 goals, that you wear on your chest like a badge of honour, if Iheanacho does not pick up from his Under-17 days fast, he runs this risk of going in obscurity’. Meaning I think he still has a future. I haven’t written him off.

  • Aphyllydegreat
    1)The fact that Kanu etc trained with the 1994 under different set of circumstances still IMHO does not justify clamouring for the same in this case.

    Social media is not the same back then and we will never know the detriment that this initially caused the dropped players.

    I know Tijanni Babangida’s late invitation raised false hopes and even gave rise to rumours that Westerhof had something to gain in his transfer to Europe. Your Rohr did not need that kind of distractions.

    2) Aphilly, pushing players to their limits and premature invitation to the national team are 2 different things, you should know that. Nwakali is already having a torrid time establishing himself. Just imagine what raising his hopes, only to be dropped for the useless Joel Obi will do for his confidence. Overall dude, I think it would have been a bad idea.

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      Even if he was eventually dropped for Joel Obi the experience would’ve still be invaluable IMHO. Joel is not useless at least he deserves to be in the 23. The one you guys ride on his back then was Mikel Agu and he had since been sent home from preseason at Porto because he wasn’t deemed good enough by the Coach. Joel Obi has been in the serie A for almost a decade therefore, he deserves his place in 23. The fact that Kanu, Taribo and Babangida went on to have flourished careers justified Westerhoff faith in them and they went on to give Africa its first Olympic gold in football. That experience in 94 was absolutely invaluable for them and their careers.

      • There is no evidence to suggest or support the notion that inviting kanu and Co to train with the ’94 squad led directly to the ’96 Olympics triumph.

        Joel Obi brought, contributed and added nothing to that squad, fact!

        • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

          At least Joel Obi was better than Mikel Agu which most of you guys were calling for at the time. That’s a fact

          • I agree – Quite clearly in the eyes of Rohr, the decision maker, Obi was better than Agu hence why he picked Obi.

            Still, Obi contributed zero. He was useless.

  • Aphyillydegreat, Chima E Samuel said he got his information about Iheanacho’s lifestyle by following him on social media. Perhaps you might learn more about him if you do likewise. Then you will be able to either verify or nullify his points.

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      I also follow his Twitter account and I’m yet to see any verifiable data that he leads a bad lifestyle. Infact the one that was leading a wayward lifestyle was Isaac Success and he has since buckle up to good effect with Watford so far in pre season. The only thing I saw about Kelechi were mostly his training pictures. Of course he had some pics of his mansion and cars which is normal for a young man making money. I’ve done the same thing before at his age and I’m sure most of you guys castigating him would’ve done worst if given the same opportunity at that age. I didn’t see anything wrong in his lifestyle to call it a bad lifestyle.

      • Let me correct you there: “most of you guys castigating him”. I have only offered feedback on his football, I have offered no feedback on his personal life – to which I really couldn’t care less.

        Be sure to direct your comments at the right people.

  • Abdul andah 3 years ago

    Nawao! Why una dey make this guy popular like this na?
    What is conspicuous to the blind if two eye-man claimed not to have seen it did you need to query him?

    • Wise words Abdul, very wise words.

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      That’s because they see some things to learn from my posts. I don’t need to be popular. I only express my opinions which is free on the internet. If you got a problem with that then it’s better to just keep mute and leave them to continue to make me popular.

      • I actually thought he meant we were making Iheanacho unduly popular by going on about this same matter, I guess I read the wrong meaning to his words.

        In that case, I have no problem with you being popular, your popularity or lack of it pays no wages to me.

        So long as we can chat about football for the sake of it, I’m good.

  • Sunnyb 3 years ago

    @Abdul u right that’s why I  ignored the jobless clown, I called him out but the dude chicken out, he knows I would burst his bubbles. Sura pls ignore this dude u guys are way better.

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      You are the one who chickened out because you have no meaningful contributions other than to come here and call people names. That’s the definition of someone who is actually jobless. Thank you for referring to yourself.

  • iheanacho is always a goal threat, yes he’s young and needs to improve. At the same time we can’t overlook what he has achieved. He held his own at Man city, and as for leicester the coach just preferred vardy and okazaki for whatever reason, but you see what happened once the coach finally gave him a chance. Let’s encourage, because we know the potential is there, calling him “useless” will not improve him. But if you are really looking for a “useless” striker then our number 9, well hopefully now FORMER number 9 will do just fine lol..

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      Good points my guy.

      • Ike, it was high time somebody came here to give Aphyllydegreat morale support and you have done just that.

        He occupied a lonely place and by and large held his own.

        We all wish Iheanacho the best.

    • In any event Ike, your contribution was actually finely balanced and well tilted.
      You articulated it well and it calls for no questioning.
      Nice one.

  • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

    Anyway It’s been a great debate with you guys. Agreed or disagreed the SuperEagles remains our priority. And I hope Kelechi Iheanacho can continue in his development and prove his critics wrong.

    • That statement applied to all players. No player on the planet does not have critics.
      We wish they all continue to develop and prove critics wrong.

      If you still have any sticking points in this matter, please bring it on so we can iron it out in the open.
      If not, forever hold your peace.

      • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

        I’ve always hold my peace. And I’ve always made my points clear. We don’t have to agree on everything. I really like debating with you. At least you are not like the rest that only come here to be fisty when they couldn’t cope with my formidable counter analysis. You’ve always come up with great analysis despite our disagreements. Thanks for acknowledging that I’ve held my own in a formidable way despite occupying a lonely place.

  • Balorx 3 years ago

    trick on hw to become popular:
    1.celebrating mediocrecity
    2. argue blindly then attract oppositions
    if you think am lying ask aphilly

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      Why not ask Mumini Also? Fair wether fan of the highest order. I have every right to be popular on this forum because I’m one of the pioneers. After all no be me declare myself popular, it’s one of your fellow cohorts who deems me fit of that distinguished honor. Lmao! I don’t compete I dominate.

  • Sometimes,  I read some comments here and I shake my head.
    Imagine ur self to be coach Rohr…
    Ur first game against Rwanda, Iheanacho scored …1
    Against Zambia,  he scored…2
    Against Cameroun, he scored the last goal…3
    Against senegal (friendly), he scored. ..4
    Against Argentina,  friendly…he scored a superb free kick….5
    ..the question is….will u drop him for world cup? If yes, for who? And when scoring all this goals, he wasn’t stable for both club and country
    @the world cup many here wanted him to be playing free kicks when he was sitting on bench, the coach later called on him against Iceland which he performed.  But Against Argentina,  he fuckle up.

  • What is wrong with our so called alternatives to the over hyped ones?
    *Kelechi Nwakali – Porto B
    *Ryan Sanusi – Grenoble,  ligue 2, France
    *Lokosa – sent back home from sk brann,  Norwagian league.
    * Osimhen – rejected in Belgium
    * even Etebo – stoke, nationwide division
    * Vinicius – league 2, China…..
    These are the players we want to replace the likes of joel obi (wanted by AC Milan and Crystal palace), iwobi and iheanacho (overhyped).
    U see, sometimes, we need to celebrate the so called mediocres because those are all we have at present. 

  • Greenturf 3 years ago

    Super eagles didn’t qualify for the second round painfully so however, I believe valuable lessons has been learn’t going forward.I’m expecting a much improved super eagles against Seychelles in September.I’m looking forward to that game.
    Meanwhile,Iheanacho was impressive against Iceland but wasn’t fit against the Argies but the coach believed a half fit Iheanacho is way better than a fit Ighalo.So he started Iheanacho who apparently wasn’t fit and didn’t give much so was subbed by the wrong player.I wished it was either Iwobi or Simmy who came in instead.Well all that is history and painful one indeed.
    Meanwhile, my opinion about Iheanacho is that he is a big prospect but struggling to reach his potentials.The reasons for this slow progression is one I can’t point.He lacks consistency from his days in Manchester city and recently in Leicester.He shown in one match and you are expecting a better performances in the next and he ends up fizzling out and lethargic against expectations in the next.This inconsistencies cost him at Manchester city and was rightly sold to Leicester and things didn’t change.
    The likes od Aguero and Jesus are still in Manchester city because of their consistency and at a big club like that much is expected to even their investments.However,the management saw huge potentials and don’t want to let go the reason he had a clause that could bring him back to Manchester.
    However,we hope to see Nacho churning out impressive performances week in and out because at his best he is world class.A natural killer in the box.If he could work harder to bring consistency to his game he definitely will be up there amongst the best the world can offer and for Nigeria presently,there’s no better striker than Iheanacho.
    God bless Nigeria.

    • Ayphillydegreat 3 years ago

      “And for Nigeria presently, there’s no better striker than Iheanacho” Gbam! That’s all I need to hear from a reasonable forumite. Not many people can see the light at the end of tunnel.