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Leicester Urged To Keep Iheanacho Despite Poor Form, Ndidi Rated Top Asset To Hold

Leicester Urged To Keep Iheanacho Despite Poor Form, Ndidi Rated Top Asset To Hold

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has been urged to keep Nigeria forward Kelechi Iheanacho despite the forward’s poor form, reports Completesports.com.

Iheanacho, who is currently on a six months goal drought, has made 33 appearances so far this term scoring two goals and providing three assists.


The former Manchester City forward was also left out of Nigeria’s national team squad that defeated Seychelles in an Africa Nations Cup qualifier and in an international friendly match against Egypt last month.

According to a report on Leicester City Mercury, Brendan Rodgers should keep the 22-year old whose talent is yet to be fully utilized.

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“He (Iheanacho) may be on a six-month goal drought but there is no indication that City has given up on Iheanacho, with Rodgers tasking himself with turning around the Nigerian’s fortunes. There is talent there, City just needs to draw it out,” the report reads.

The report also backed Wilfred Ndidi to stay at Leicester City for next season.

“Ndidi penned a new six-year deal last summer and has started all but one Leicester City league game this year, the Nigerian still an integral part of the City squad. Plus, he has been rejuvenated since Youri Tielemans arrived. He’s going nowhere.”

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  • Omo9ja 2 years ago

    Absolutely correct. Yes Leicester would will because they were not like coach Rohr who has been biased all this while.

    A good coach will give this young man a special training and encouragement. For him it’s all about Ighalo. What a shame, shio. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • I beg to disagree with you. Rohr gave Nacho lots of chances but Nacho just couldn’t take them. Just to remind you, late Stephen Keshi refused to call Nacho to the national team, always saying he wasn’t matured enough but it was Rohr that gave him a look-in.I am a big Nacho fan but a bit disappointed how he is allowing is super talent to dwindle. Seems like he is fraternizing with certain set of people who are not allowing him focus on taking his game to next level. Nacho has got one of best left foot with great precision for goals but his greatest weakness is his first touch. Good first touch on the ball is what defenders n opposing players don’t like. Also, Nacho need bring tenacity like Raheem Sterling to his game. He should pull up his sleeves n say come on let’s play football. TO be honest I watch Leicester play because of Nacho.

      • Omo9ja 2 years ago

        The way I’m looking at things totally different. This guy might having a personal problem which he can’t disclosed to no one. Hammed Musa for example.

        Also Mikel Obi against Argentina when his father was kidnapped and he was told not to voiced out.

        These players are human like us. Just because they are stars doesn’t mean they don’t have problem.

        One thing about football or life itself is that you have to be mentally strong for any challenges because live is not friendly with no one and no condition is permanent. For these reasons, I which Iheanacho the best of luck. Ire o. God bless us all. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • Kelechi has two options.

    Option one, stay put and do like Isaac success, at the close of season, take a good look at himself, sit down with his coach and devise a plan

    Option two, move to West Ham and reunite with Pellegrini who gave him his break at Man City and knows him and how he plays

    Either way, he probably has to take a major decision for next season

  • Presh. 2 years ago

    Of he is not careful he will soon join them China players at his young age. So disappointed.

  • Igbekun Abo 2 years ago

    Iheanacho should get his acts together

  • Iheanacho set-piece-taking skills might see him still penned down in Rohr’s book for Afcon. Otherwise, his huge talent is just lying fallow.

    This guy is the best (in fact, the only one) set-piece taker in the Super Eagles at the moment. The other was Victor Moses. Iheanacho also, along with Sam Chukwuze, are the only 2 natural left footers in the senior team currently. These factors might just be enough to edge those 2 in in the final Afcon 23-man squad.

    I was watching Iheanacho last Saturday introduced in the dying minutes for Gray against West Ham. Leicester’s attack suddenly sparked to life and they eventually got an equaliser, with Kelechi one of the architects.

    Truth be told, Kele is a bundle of unrealized talent. He needs to get his acts together and keep a little distance from some of these Nigerian music artists and maybe slay queens too. Not sure Isaac Success has fully recovered. Lol. On a good day, his generation, Rashford and Lingard are not better than Kele, and Sterling and Mbappe are only marginally better.

  • Gritty 2 years ago

    Yea, Iheanacho remains the best and most accurate set piece taker in the present super eagles (check his goals during WC/AFCON qualifiers &Argentina friendly classical free kick goal by Iheanacho). That said, Nacho pls you have to do lots more on your work rate, pace, foot work, dribbling skills, R², goals and goals and more goals + assists. And the courage to commit defenders for penalties and free kicks at dangerous spots. Thanks.

    Info: Henry Onyekuru scores a brace (2 super goals) today, Thursday 25th vs Yeni Malatyaspor. Kudos to Henry. More Grace bro!

  • Edoman. 2 years ago

    Time doesn’t wait for no one. Don’t expect Rohr to wait for Iheanacho while there are other younger players to jump in and take his place in super eagle. Don’t expect to see him in AFCON while these very hot Samuel Chukwueze and Victor Osimhen are scoring goals like never before in their history. Even, look at Henry Onyekuru (21)
    Why is Nacho not scoring the so-called free kicks for Leicester if he was so good at it ?.

  • Samson 2 years ago

    Wow! I love everyone in this forum. You guys are football intellectuals and great analyst. Thank you for being truthful and moral boosting to our dear brother Nacho. I an a big fan of Leicester City bcos of Ndidi and Nacho. I have been following nacho’s progress from the u-17 through Man City to date. Of a truth my heart bleed when l watch l watch him worm the bench or have a cameo appearance for Leicester city. Coach Pelegrini refused to send him on loan bcos of his raw talent and Nacho did not disappoint. He was using him as a killer-instinct-substitute for his matches and Nacho was really doing the danger for him with his goals scoring. The coach was ready to bench Aguero bcos of him. Nacho started fading when he starred partying with so call Nigerian musicians who were singing his praises. Nacho was presented with several opportunities at man city especially when Gabriel Jesus was injured and Aguero’s 3-match suspension. Nacho flopped and throw away these opportunities bcos of his bad company who as l regarded as ‘ILLEGAL ADVISERS’ and ‘ENEMIES OF PROGRESS’ to our supposed superstar. On his way to Leicester hopes were high believing that he will take over from the aging Vardy but it turns to be the reverse being the case. At the national team he was heading to be our new Rashidi Yekini, the arrow head of the team as No 9 Ighalo was a shadow of himself then but that also was not to be. Nacho, if you are reading these from people who loves you and are concern, please do us a favour most importantly your career by putting your acts together and come back to what you know to do better. God will see you through. We still love and eager to see you back to your former self.

  • Omo9ja 2 years ago

    Ighalo that can scored beautiful goals against Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Russia would continue scoring goals in front of big teams in Egypt comes in June and he is going to help coach Rohr to win this year Afcon in Egypt. The time will tell. Kelechi, continue working hard to be at your very best. That is what I can tell you for now. I know say one day you will make Nigeria proud. God bless Nigeria!!!

  • why do some people find it difficult to forgive others and situations and move forward for crying out loud!

  • I am referring to omo9ja last comment referring to ighalo!

  • igalo dat can scored beautiful goals against Argentina, Croatia n Iceland in Russia wud continue scoring goals in front of big team in Egypt with Rohr n win d Cup “. what does nacho problem need to do with Igalo n Rohr for both to now deliver d Cup OR taking nacho to Egypt will automatically Win the Cup n deliver for U….? its seems, Oga Rohr as personally Promise you the Cup come June. good morning guys…..