CHAN: No Second Chance For Iheanacho– Keshi

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There will be no second chance for Nigerian under-17 star, Kelechi Iheanacho, in the Super Eagles build-up for the 2014 African Nations Championship (Chan) scheduled for South Africa.

According to Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi, the youngster has missed one week training with the team since he opted to leave camp to sign for English club, Manchester City.

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It is believed that the City deal may have fallen through, giving the youngster and his representatives the chance to consider other options.

But Keshi explained that Iheanacho had a bright chance of making the Super Eagles squad for the CHAN which kicks off on January 11 after impressing while in camp.

“Kelechi did really impress us and at the time he was in camp with us he had started getting used to our style of play, the players and officials. In fact he had starting bonding well on and off the pitch with other players. Unfortunately, when the call came that he was going abroad to sign a deal for Manchester City I couldn’t have stopped him since he had the backing of his family.”

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Keshi is now ready to move on with the players available in the build-up to the tournament next month.

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“There are other players in camp who are committed and we will have to work with them and get the best out of them for the tournament,” said the Nigerian manager.

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