Kelechi Iheanacho’s participation at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has been cast in a mist of doubt after it emerged he is expected to resume pre-season with Manchester City rather than join the Nigeria Olympic team.
But with Pep Guardiola coming in as the new City manager, the youngster may need to prove himself all over again and it remains unclear if he will now be released to join the Nigerian squad.
Iheanacho, 19, is in the Nigeria provisional squad for the Games, but his participation is now in doubt, as he will return to England to team up with City for pre-season.
“We’re really not sure if he will go to the Olympic Games or not because he is scheduled to return to England for pre-season,” a top source in the player’s circle told reporters.
“It will depend on the arrangement the NFF will have with Manchester City which I’m not sure of but I’m sure he will start the pre-season with City,” the source added further.
He was also not among the players who attended visa interviews at the American embassy in Abuja on Thursday.
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