Golden Eaglets’ forward, Kelechi Iheanacho has been released from the Super Eagles camp by Coach Stephen Keshi to enable him negotiate contract with English clubside Manchester City FC in England.
This was contained in a statement released by the Super Eagles’ Media Officer, Ben Alaiya, in Abuja.
“Keshi had to allow the player to depart for Manchester after his father, James Iheanacho, personally put a call to him on Monday afternoon requesting the release of his son for the trip to England,” he said.
Quoting the Super Eagles’ head coach, Stephen Keshi, the Media Aide stated: “Initially, a young man came, declaring that he was the agent of Iheanacho. But I declined to deal with him until I hear from the family, because the boy is still a minor. It was soon after my rejection that I got a call from his father who told me that they have got a travel visa to the UK and that I should oblige him with his son’s release. I did and told the young man (Kelechi) to go and do the nation proud at whichever club he finally chooses to settle down with.
Kelechi Iheanacho, who was the most valuable player in the just concluded FIFA U-17 Word Cup in the United Arab Emirate, was admitted into the Super Eagles’ camp in preparation for the 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) scheduled for South Africa from Jan. 11 to Feb. 1.