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Kelechi Iheanacho, 23 others in Lagos as Super Eagles prepare for Benin, Lesotho clash



Leicester City FC red hot attacker Kelechi Iheanacho has arrived at the camp of the Nigerian Super Eagles ahead of the all-important African Cup of Nations Qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho.



Iheanacho was the only player missing from the rest of the invited players by Coach Gernot Rohr. But his recent arrivals make a complete squad as Nigeria search for a place in the tournament.



The Super Eagles of Nigeria started on a brighter note last year, beating the Squirrels of Benin on home soil courtesy of goals from Victor Osimhen and Samuel Kalu in the played in Uyo.


The eagles further went on to solidify there start in the race for qualification with a comfortable win in Lesotho.



However, the Nigerians fell to a more determined Sierra Leone side who held the Eagles to a draw over two legs, leaving the Nigerian side with no choice but to ink out a draw in their remaining two games against Lesotho and Benin.



Kelechi Iheanacho’s arrival and what it means for Nigeria


The form of the player is understandably the greatest weapon upfront for the country’s national team since fellow attackers like Samuel Kalu and Victor Osimhen are not firing at the highest level at the moment.



Iheanacho scored a hat trick against Sheffield United, before dumping Manchester United out from the FA Cup courtesy of his two goals in the game.



Iheanacho is currently Nigeria’s most inform attacker as it stands. His ability to score a goal would also count as a contribution to the success of the team.



Even though the country’s problems had been the in the defence, the upsurge from Leon Balogun who recently won the Scottish Premiership with Rangers and William Troost-Ekong would add as a plus.


Nigeria’s attack and how Kelechi stands out among the rest


2021 is undoubtedly for Iheanacho. The belief Brendan Rodgers had in paid off for him.


Victor Osimhen who was at his best recent had some injury scare, leading to a huge drop in form.


Kalu hasn’t scored as much as he can and Ahmed Musa is still without a club and matches rusty.


Paul Onuachu from Genk who was earlier snubbed was recently called up for the team.


O the part of Onuachu, he miles better than Kelechi Iheanacho when it comes to Nigerian Professional footballer abroad in 2021.


In all, Nigerians and followers of Nigerian football should expect a lot from these players even though they have played together in a while.


The Benin Republic vs Nigeria, Lesotho, the attackers Rohr would unleash on these countries


Ahmed Musa, Henry Onyekuru, Victor Osimhen, Iheanacho, Samuel Chukewze, the list of players expected to fetch the much-needed points.

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