AFCON 2019: Fans compliment Rohr’s decision to axe Iheanacho

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Football fans in Ilorin have complimented the Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, over his choice to drop Kelechi Iheanacho from his last 23-man squad to speak to Nigeria in Egypt.

A few fans who talked independently with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, communicated fulfillment with the mentor’s 23-man rundown discharged on Sunday.

NAN reports that Rohr discharged his rundown on Sunday, with the rejection of Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi of England Championship side Rotherham United (presently consigned to the third division).

A Football fan, Mr. Stephen Umuategbu, said Iheanacho had lost his enchantment contact and performed underneath desire in the simply closed season in English Premier League (EPL).

“His certainty has long gone and he is failing to meet expectations even at club level. You can find in Leicester that Iheanacho is deficient in certainty and spend a bigger piece of the period on the seat,” he said.

Another football fan, Kunle Adeyemi, said the choice to drop Iheanacho was ideal for the group.

“Without sentiment, Iheanacho does not deserve a place in the squad because the Coach has once sounded a warning to him on his nonchalant attitude on and off the field.

“Iheanacho is only living on past glory; it shows Rohr means business and ready to go with players that are in good form,” he said.

Bayo Jimoh told NAN that Iheanacho’s exclusion was good news to football lovers as Nigerians expected nothing but the Cup in Egypt.

“Iheanacho was once the star boy at the youth level, but now he is becoming too relaxed.

“He needs to work hard to get back into the Super Eagles squad again,” he said.

NAN report that the three-time African Champions are drawn in Group B of the continental tournament, with Burundi, Guinea, and Madagascar which kicks on June 21.