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AFCON 2019: Why I Left Out Leicester City’s Iheanacho – Rohr

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Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, has revealed he left out Kelechi Iheanacho from the squad for the matches against Seychelles and Egypt to help him force his way into Brendan Rodgers’s plan at Leicester City.

The Eagles coach stated this while speaking at the pre-match conference on Thursday ahead of Friday’s game against Seychelles.

“We know Kelechi, for the moment, I think he is playing in a club where at the moment there’s a new coach. It would be better for him to show in this FIFA window at home, in his club ‎to his new coach, the new manager who’s coming that he wants to get back into the starting team of Leicester. I think it was a good moment for him to stay there,” he said.

“But also we are not really satisfied with his performances the last time. ‎I think he must be more professional, it’s not good enough to be all the time funny, you must show that you’re seriously working every day in the training session and to show that you want to come back in the team and also with us,” Rohr added.



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.