Swaziland must fall, Iheanacho assures
Super Eagles and Manchester City youth striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, has declared that there would be no hiding place for Nigeria’s opponent in today’s 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Shlilangu of Swaziland. The Eagles left Abuja in a chartered flight for Swaziland in the early hours of yesterday.
Speaking in Abuja before their departure, Iheanacho said he was optimistic Nigeria will overcome their opponent in Lobamba, stressing that he would do everything possible to make Nigerians happy with his first cap at the senior level.
He thanked Coach Sunday Oliseh for giving him the opportunity.
The youngster, who was a member of the Nigeria U-17 that won the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the United Arab Emirates in 2013, said he entertained no fear playing at the senior level for the first time, adding that he would not disappoint his fans and Nigerians back home, if Oliseh gives him a shirt.
I am full of confidence and not shy to play for the national team of Nigeria. I am happy to be part of the team playing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. I am here to do my best for the Eagles. I play with experienced players at Manchester City and I am sure I will blend with quickly in the Super Eagles,’’Iheanacho stated.
The player said he was left out of the team during the Coach Stephen Keshi era because the coach had players he wanted and he felt he could not use him.
“Even though I tried my best, it was his decision to choose players he wanted. I am in the Super Eagles now and I have to show what I can do, may be in Swaziland, if Coach Oliseh decides to pick me for the match.”