In-form Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho will lead Nigeria’s Super Eagles attack against the Squirrels of Benin on Saturday, www.aclsports.com can report exclusively.
Nigeria and Benin face off in a decisive 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualification game billed for the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto Novo on Saturday evening.
Iheanacho, 24, has hit the headlines for the right reasons lately with his superlative form for his English side and many have touted the forward position as one of the biggest headaches confronting Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr ahead of Saturday’s game.
ACLSports sources reveal that Rohr seems to have opted for the option of accommodating the Leicester forward along with Napoli striker Victor Osimhen in his starting lineup.
#SuperEagles team walk a few mins ago in Benin Rep.#YourSportsMemo#AclsportsCFWInBenin pic.twitter.com/CGGxOKNMvG— ACLSports (@acl_sports) March 27, 2021
In furtherance to our scoop, Rohr was sighted giving deep talks to the Leicester star during their pre-match team walk, a typical, tacit pointer as to the kind of importance the German places on the “Senior Man” in the forthcoming game.
Everton star Alex Iwobi will also start for the team while Rohr’s trusted Oyibo Wall of Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong will also be at the centre of the defence.
Full details later…