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Man City struggles to release Iheanacho for Rio Olympics

21 June 2016, 15:10Israel Ojoko

Lagos - English Premier League club Manchester City is struggling to release forward Kelechi Iheanacho to join Nigeria for the football event at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The Nigeria Football Federation has made moves to talk Manchester City to release the 19-year-old, but the club is yet to make a decision.

The club is set for a preseason in July.

Also read: Iheanacho prepared for Guardiola's coming

If Iheanacho is released, he will miss the start of the English Premier League on August 13, a time the Dream Team will still be in Brazil if they qualify from the group stage.

According to Manchester Evening News, clubs have been obliged to release players at previous Olympics, but this time it is at their discretion whether they allow them to go.

But after scoring 14 goals in his debut season, City could be finding it difficult to release Iheanacho, who has been looking forward to begin a new season under incoming coach Pep Guardiola.

News24 report that Iheanacho admitted the outgone season was a fantastic one, thanking his fans.

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