Super Eagles soccer star, Kelechi Iheanacho has been declared fully fit to play for Nigeria at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cote d’Ivoire.
The team coach, Jose Peseiro, made this known during an interview with reporters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, late on Monday.
In his words, “Kelechi will be with us in Cote d’Ivoire.
“He has finished his treatment at Leicester City,” he said.
Peseiro’s claims comes after rumours went round that Iheancho won’t play at the Nations Cup because of injury. But Peceiro was quoted as saying that Iheanacho would now join the rest of the Super Eagles squad for the AFCON after completing his treatment for a muscular injury.
Meanwhile, Iheanacho was initially sidelined due to injury and was not part of the team’s week-long training camp in Abu Dhabi, the News Agency of Nigeria NAN
It was also revealed that Leicester City striker stayed at his club to recover fully for the AFCON, which kicks off on Saturday in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
While preparing to go and participate in the 34th AFCON finals, three-time champions, the Super Eagles, are expected to depart for Cote d’Ivoire.
The Super Eagles expected to kick off their campaign against Equatorial Guinea at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan, as the month-long AFCON tournament begins on Feb. 11.