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Siasia wants Iheanacho for All Africa Games

11 August 2015, 14:24

Lagos - Nigeria national U23 football coach, Samson Siasia has spoken of his desire to have Manchester City of England wonder-kid, Kelechi Iheanacho for September’s All Africa Games in Congo and November’s Africa U23 Championship in Senegal.

Siasia, who is yet to involve the 18-year old in his team, however, says he has his sights set on the youngster but admits it will depend on whether he will be released by his club.

Also read: Siasia allows Musa Yahaya resume training with Tottenham U18s

“Yes Kelechi has been in our program and in our plans but he has always been involved with his club,” Siasia said.

“We already have overseas based players in our team and if anybody wants to try out they are free to come and if he (Iheanacho) is available he will come,” Siasia added.

Speaking further, the Beijing 2008 Olympic gold winning coach however added a caveat, stating that if Iheanacho were available, he would not be guaranteed a spot on the team.

“If he comes he won’t be guaranteed a place in the team because everybody that comes in will have to fight for a place and he will not be an exception,” Siasia posited.

Nigeria will feature at the men and women’s football event of the 11th All Africa Games, which holds in September.

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