Ex Nigerian coach, Manu Garba has come out to say that Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho’s on-field battles of late is as a result of bad influences from his friends.
Manu recently said the ex Man City forward was simply distracted from realising his potential.
According to him, he is still wondering how Kelechi didn’t emerge as one of the best in England because he should be an asset to any club.
He added that he expects the young player to continue playing well for his current club, Leicester City.
His words, “I’m still wondering how Kelechi didn’t emerge as one of the best in England,”
“He might have fallen under bad influences from friends, coming from a poor background to an improved status. That can become a distraction when you are so young, but I have seen the old Iheanacho at Leicester.”
“During the qualifying matches before the tournament against Niger, Guinea and Mali, he was our leading scorer,”
“But I can vividly remember two weeks before the last qualifying match against Mali, he lost his mother [to a short illness] and he was psychologically very low.”
“Even his father couldn’t calm him down because he was so close to his mother. I had to use wisdom to calm him down and he made the team against Mali.”
“Iheanacho is an asset to any club if the manager understands him, helps him and works on his off-the-ball contribution,”
“He will be useful coming behind the main striker because his final passes are inch-perfect and he can shoot from distance. He will be a good player for Leicester.”