Manchester City forward Iheanacho unfazed over Super Eagles snub

Published on: 26 October 2015
Manchester City forward Iheanacho unfazed over Super Eagles snub
Kelechi Iheanacho

Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho revealed he does not hold a grudge against Nigeria head coach Sunday Oliseh for leaving him out of the Super Eagles squad.

The 19-year-old's profile in football has risen rapidly this season, after the forward earned a place among City's first-team squad as a reward for his tremendous form in the club's pre-season friendlies.

Iheanacho has been involved with the Citizens' first team on a number of occasions already this season, including coming off the bench against Crystal Palace to score the winner with his first senior competitive goal for the Manchester club.

However, he is yet to earn a Super Eagles call-up but, according to Kennedy Ezenwere, his coach at Taye Academy, the youngster is not letting the snub affect his game.

"I spoke with Kelechi again shortly after their match against Bournemouth and he made it clear that he bears no grudge against Oliseh for leaving him out of the friendly games; because he is aware that not everybody can be called to the national team at the same time," Ezenwere told Sun Sports.

"He is still a young player with promising future and I think he would be happy to wait for his time. God's time, they say, is the best. He knows that when it is his time to be called up to the national team, nobody can stop him.

"Like every other player, he is very optimistic that he will play for the Super Eagles some day and he is looking forward to it with great enthusiasm, but he is not desperate about it. For now, he wants to keep on doing well with Man City and allow his form to speak for him."