27 August 2016
Nigeria’s wonder-kid, Kelechi Iheanacho has been declared fit for Manchester City’s week three match against West Ham United FC in the English Premier League.
The young forward suffered a hamstring injury after going down in pains when he attempted to chase a ball through in City’s 1-0 victory over Steaua Bucuresti in Wednesday’s Champions League play-off.
Having missed Thursday’s training, Iheanacho returned to Manchester City training on Friday and the team gaffer, Pep Guardiola, has said the prodigy has no injury scare and will be ready for the Hammers.
“No injuries from midweek. Kelechi was almost nothing so it was a scare but he’s fine,” Guardiola told journalists at his pre-match press conference.
“Everybody’s fit and ready – we trained with 30 players today.,” he added.
While Iheanacho started against Steaua in the Champions League Play off, the Nigerian is still yet to start in the EPL this season and will be hoping the story changes on Sunday.
This means Iheanacho will be available for selection for Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Tanzania billed for September 3, 2016.
Author: Timilehin Boyinde
Oluwatimilehin Boyinde is a research writer and a social media strategist. A public affairs analyst, he writes about history, politics, sports, life matters and technology. He is passionate about happenings in Local and international political arenas. He is an avid Manchester United fan and an unapologetic Nigerian.