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Manu: Oliseh should give Iheanacho a chance

14 September 2015, 12:27

Abuja - Kelechi Iheanacho should get an instant invitation to the Super Eagles because he's the sort of player the team needs at the moment, according to Nigeria U20 coach, Manu Garba.

The 18-year old scored his first goal for Manchester City over the weekend as he helped the former English champions to a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in the English Premier League, despite being a late second half substitute.

His performance has inevitably sparked calls from Nigerian fans to have the youngster included in the next Super Eagles team - calls that are hugely supported by Manu Garba, Iheanacho's coach at the Nigeria U20's.

"Kelechi Iheanacho is the sort of player the coach needs at this point in time," Manu said, in reference to the Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh.

"We don't have good finishers (scorers) in the Super Eagles at the moment," Manu posited.

Also read: Pellegrini: Iheanacho's the reason I didn't replace Edin Dzek

Despite Iheanacho's obvious talent and his goal for Manchester City notwithstanding, not everyone will agree he's ready to make the leap to the Super Eagles just yet, seeing that he only played at the U20 World Cup last June and is only just making the City first team.

But Manu, who is credited to having discovered the forward when he was coach of Nigeria's U17's in 2013, believes the youngster is talented and good enough to play for Nigeria at senior level.

"He has all it takes to play for the Super Eagles," Manu continued, "The boy is a very talented player and if given the opportunity, he will surely break in to the Super Eagles," Manu told Brila FM.

The Nigeria U20 coach went further to stress that Iheanacho should also be given a chance with Nigeria's U23 team.

"I also think he's equally good to play for the U23, he's the kind of player the coach needs at this point in time," Manu added.

- News24


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