Re-born Super Eagles Striker Iheanacho Earns More Praise From Leicester City Coach
Published: January 27, 2020
Re-born Super Eagles Striker Iheanacho Earns More Praise From Leicester City Coach
Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho has been praised again by Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers ahead of tomorrow's Carabao Cup semifinal clash against Aston Villa.

It was a difficult 2018-2019 season for Iheanacho in terms of goals and playing opportunities as he scored just once in 30 Premier League appearances including 9 starts, and fell out with favour with Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr, who omitted him from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations roster.

However, the Taye Academy Product is enjoying a new lease of life this campaign and is now a darling of Leicester City fans after coming off the bench to score crucial goals - most notably his game-winning goal vs Everton in the fourth minute of stoppage time last month.

Speaking during Monday's pre-match press conference, Rodgers told the national press in England : "I’ve been delighted with him (Iheanacho), whether he starts or comes off the bench, he makes an impact.

"I know he had a difficult period here, you sense the supporters are with him, they can see his qualities.

"It makes him a possibility to do well when he plays. In a winning squad, you have to be prepared to play the role. "

Iheanacho has now had a hand in 11 goals (7 goals, 4 assists) from 12 appearances this term after scoring vs Brentford in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup this past weekend.

Igho Kingsley

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