The Nigeria football federation president announced on Thursday that the injured striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, is expected to join the rest of the Nigeria squad for the Africa Cup of Nations next week. Despite nursing a muscular injury, Leicester City’s Iheanacho is reportedly recovering well, with NFF president Ibrahim Gusau stating that the player has already begun running,leadership report.
Gusau informed reporters, saying, “I have spoken to Iheanacho; he’s recovering fast and has even started running. He will most likely join us in Lagos, where the team will be hosted to a dinner on 9 January.”
Gusau also expressed appreciation for the support of the Nigerian government in the nation’s pursuit of a fourth African title and conveyed optimism that the team will bring pride to Nigeria in the Ivory Coast.
“I have confidence in the team,” he stated. “We have upcoming and talented players who are performing exceptionally well in their European clubs and are ready to make a name for themselves. We have the best player in Africa in Victor Osimhen, but he has yet to win the Africa Cup.”