Iheanacho is good enough to play in Brazil – Amuneke

The best player at the 2013 Fifa Under-17 World Cup, Kelechi Iheanacho could be the shock inclusion in the Super Eagles squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil.
Iheanacho is currently in Abuja training with the Eagles preparing for the 2014 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa.
Former African Footballer of the Year, Emmanuel Amuneke, a member of the coaching crew of the Golden Eaglets, thinks that the youngster could be an exception to play in the World Cup.
Keimagelechi Iheanacho
‘’He is talented and has the knack for scoring goals as well as being a team player. He can play at the big stage’’, Amuneke said.
Super Eagles trainer, Stephen Keshi named Iheanacho and two of his teammates from the victorious Under-17 squad, Dele Alampasu and Taiwo Awoniyi in his 30-man squad for the CHAN and insists that they have a chance of making the squad to Brazil.
“Everything depends on them. If they can prove themselves and show that they can make it at this level, then we will take it up from there,” Keshi
The CHAN is a competition for players who exclusively ply their trade domestically and Keshi says his sights will be on talent who can force their way into the squad that will represent Nigeria in Brazil next year.
“The CHAN is a good opportunity for the home-based players to exhibit themselves before the World Cup.
“It will boost their confidence so we will see what happens,” he said.
Nigeria have been drawn in Group A of the CHAN alongside South Africa, Mali and Mozambique. The Super Eagles will open their campaign against Mali on January 11 in Cape Town.


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