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Iheanacho Turns 18, Set For Man City Pro Contract

Iheanacho Turns 18, Set For Man City Pro Contract

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Flying Eagles midfielder Kelechi Iheanacho who is on the books of Manchester City but yet to be granted a work permit because he has not clocked 18 and yet to be handed a work permit could now be in line for a professional contract as he turns 18-years-old todat, Friday, 3 October 2014.


Iheanacho was voted the Most Valueable Player of the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup where he helped Nigeria win a record fourth title at the Cadet World Cup.

Recently, Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi revealed that he will NOT invite Iheanacho alongside MLS September Player of the Month winner, Seattle Sounders’ Obafemi Martins, to the national team because he has not played much games for the Citizens though he was in promising form during the English champions’ pre season friendlies.


Iheanacho’s dream of playing for Nigeria’s senior national team may wait until after he plays for the Flying Eagles in the African U-20 Youth Championship early 2015 in Senegal and hopefully at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

However, should there be a change of guard in the Super Eagles coaching crew, fans of the three-time African champions may see the prodigiously talented star strut his skills for the Super Eagles sooner than expected.

Manchester City also have in their youth team Iheanacho’s U-17 World Cup teammate, Chidiebere Nwakali who was one of the best midfielders of the U-17 World Cup in the UAE.

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  • Kleitos Chichet Kaduma 7 years ago

    Keshi has lost it completely.He wil gladly. Call up Mikel who hardly get listed for matches,and at worst,always sit out a whole match on d bench.We need Siasia pls!

    • Saint Palmer 7 years ago

      what has your siasia been doing since he got sacked 3 years ago ?..lol..u re a perfect example of a f0ol..

  • AFOLABI DAVID 7 years ago


    • Saint Palmer 7 years ago

      It seems u re soo obsessed with this Keshi issue, are u unemployed or u dont work on weekends ?..i think its time u start reasoning with your head and not your toes….waste of space

  • lambert 7 years ago

    Nice [email protected] Palmer
    Siasia news,,,,,,,,,,,,,heard that before
    I pray he is given we watch and see him crash
    I blame Keshi for accepting to continue he is over patriotic for now Nigeria dont need patriots

  • fada s 7 years ago

    Too many cook spoit the broth, most of you who criticise and complain about the coach and player are novices in the.game. If you say Mikel sits on the bench, it clearly prove your poor knowledge of the game. Mikel is strategiser and play when it matters.

  • stanley 7 years ago

    Keshi is making a grave mistake 4 not inviting iheanacho to d super eagles. D boy is mature enough chek d way he played in d pre-season even scoring goals. I think keshi does not want to invite him bcos he will not hav d money to pay keshi 4 selection.