Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho arrived the Super Eagles camp on Wednesday morning ahead of their African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho.
According to a tweet on the Super Eagles’ Twitter handle, the 24-year-old star completes Gernot Rohr’s list of invited foreign-based professionals, having touched down at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island.
“Good morning…Update! Kelechi has arrived.,” the tweet read.
— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) March 24, 2021
It was learnt that Iheanacho could not join the rest of the team earlier owing to delays in his flight schedule.
The former Manchester City star, who is in red hot form of recent – bagged a brace and an assist as Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes secured a 3-1 victory over Manchester United in Sunday’s FA Cup last eight fixture at the King Power Stadium.
Iheanacho has had a direct hand in 15 goals in his 15 starts across all competitions this season and has found the back of the net in each of his last four games, including a hat-trick against Sheffield United.
The Cup Golden Ball winner at the 2013 U17 World is expected to join Gernot Rohr’s team when they go to the Teslim Balogun Stadium in the evening for training ahead of Saturday’s crunch tie against coach Michel Dussuyer’s men at the Stade Charles de Gaulle.
The Nigerian team, three-time winner of the AFCON, will travel by waterways on Friday morning, and will stay the night in the Beninoise capital, Cotonou before moving to Porto Novo on Saturday for the game.