Ifeanyi Udeze, a former Tremendous Eagles defender, has instructed head coach, Gernot Rohr, to permit Kelechi Iheanacho lead the group’s assault forward of Victor Osimhen towards Benin Republic and Lesotho within the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifiers.
Rohr’s males will journey to Cotonou on Friday for his or her matchday 5 ties towards Benin in Porto Novo on Saturday.
The Tremendous Eagles will even sort out Lesotho subsequent week Tuesday on the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
However Udeze believes Iheanacho’s good goal-scoring kind for Leicester Metropolis within the Premier League and just lately his two objectives towards Manchester United within the FA Cup quarter-final final week is a sign that the previous Manchester Metropolis star should lead Nigeria’s assault forward of Osimhen.
Recall that Osimhen has been out and in for Napoli for some time due to accidents and COVID-19, which has slowed down the tempo of his sport.
“I believe Iheanacho ought to lead the group in our subsequent two video games [against Benin and Lesotho ]as a result of he has been taking part in and scoring for his membership aspect recently, and I consider he’ll rating once more for us,” Udeze instructed ESPN.
In the meantime, Nigeria leads the Group L qualifying group with eight factors after 4 video games whereas Benin path in second place with seven factors and Lesotho are on the backside of the group with two factors.
Iheanacho vs Osimhen: Rohr instructed to vary Nigeria’s lead attacker towards Benin, Lesotho