Iheanacho Deserves More Playing Time at Leicester City, Says Rep
Published: November 17, 2017
Iheanacho Deserves More Playing Time at Leicester City, Says RepAfter putting up an arguably man of the match performance in the Super Eagles 4-2 win over Argentina on Tuesday, Kelechi Iheanacho has proven he deserves more playing time at his new club Leicester City.

Kingsley Ogbodo who manages the image rights of the Leicester City striker says his client can be a hero for both club and country if his managers can have faith in him.

Kelechi curled in a trademark free-kick for Nigeria’s first goal and also set up Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi for another. 

The Super Eagles of Nigeria rallied back from two goals down to beat Argentina 4-2 in an international friendly game played in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday.

Ogbodo who is in Abuja, Nigeria, to scout for young football talents through his academy, Citizens Football Academy, wants new Leicester City manager, Claude Puel to give Iheanacho a starting berth in this weekend’s game against Manchester City.

''Kelechi is always ready to be the man to lead Leicester City goal quest, but it is left for the manager to put him on and let him show what he can,'' Ogbodo said.

''I’m sure with the form he is picking up now, he will surely deliver if given more playing time.”

''He deserves to be playing more regularly at Leicester and I believe Jimmy Vardy can profit from his creativeness.''

Leicester City signed the Nigerian forward for a reported £25 from Manchester City in the summer.

Iheanacho is in direct competition with Jamie Vardy, Leonardo Ulloa, Islam Slimani, and Shinji Okazaki for a place in the starting lineup for Saturday’s game against his former club, Manchester City.

Igho Kingsley