Kelechi Iheanacho and his Leicester City compatriot, Wilfred Ndidi are expected to arrive the Super Eagles Eko Hotels and Suites nest Tuesday after starring in the dismantling of Manchester United at the King Power stadium on Sunday.
Playing their first ever FA Cup game against the Red Devils, the two Nigerians were central to the demolition job as Iheanacho scored a brace, his first ever goals against the Manchester-based team in the competition while Ndidi was rated as the main conductor of the Foxes’ engine room, shutting down the visitors midfield in the quarterfinal tie.
All eyes will thus be on the duo as Nigeria seek to wrap up their qualification for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroun with victory over Benin Republic at the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto Novo on Saturday before entertaining the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos the following Tuesday.
Iheanacho will be seeking to take his goals tally to double figures for Nigeria and score his first goal since last October when he fired Nigeria ahead in the 1-1 draw against Tunisia in an international friendly at the Jacques-Lemans-Arena in Austria.
Ndidi will however be rejoining the team for the first time since November 2019 when he featured for all 90 minutes in Nigeria’s 4-2 defeat of Lesotho in Maseru in one of the group L games of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.