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Oliseh: Iheanacho will only start if…

11 November 2015, 11:19

Abuja - Manchester City youngster Kelechi Iheanacho will start for Nigeria when they take on Swaziland on Friday in a 2018 World Cup qualifier if he proves to be better than the other players in his position, Sunday Oliseh has said.

The Nigeria coach spoke to News24 after Tuesday evening's training session at the Abuja National Stadium and said the 19-year old will only get a chance to start if he proves in training that he is better.

Also read: Oliseh surrenders to pressure, finally includes Kelechi Iheanacho

"If he is in better form he will start the game. That's as far as I'm concerned," Oliseh said.

"We still have to train on Wednesday and Thursday before we travel so if he proves to be in better form than the other players in his position, he will start the game, I can tell you that."

The 19-year old was a late inclusion to the Nigeria squad for the game against Tanzania, following the criticism that followed the initial squad list which didn't include his name.

Iheanacho has been in fine form for the former English champions, scoring one goal in the Premier League and another in the Capital One Cup, creating two assists in the latter.

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