Senior man, Iheanacho arrives camp as Eagles record 24-man full squad

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho on Wednesday morning finally made his arrival at the Super Eagles Eko Hotel camp in Lagos in preparation for the 2022 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against both the Republic of Benin and Lesotho.

The number of players in the Super Eagles camp has now increased to 24 which is the full squad of invited players with Iheanacho’s arrival.

That is after the trio of Leicester combative midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen and Villareal attacking ace, Samuel Chukwueze linked up with their team-mates in Victoria Island, Lagos on Tuesday.

The 23 players had a light training session on Tuesday morning with all the players participating after which they then proceeded to have their first training session on grass later same Tuesday evening at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos State.

Iheanacho is having his most prolific season as a Leicester player after his brace against Manchester United in the FA Cup on Sunday increased his tally to twelve goals in 28 appearances in all competitions this season.

The Nigerian forward by netting twice in the Foxes 3-1 win over Man United in the quarter-final on Sunday broke the record set by Didier Drogba for the most goals scored by an African player in the FA Cup. Iheanacho now has 13 goals while Drogba has twelve.

Kelechi Iheanacho has now had a direct hand in 15 goals (11 goals and 4 assists) in his 15 starts across all competitions for the Foxes so far this season. It is also the first time in 39 years that Leicester will reach the last-four of the FA Cup.

The Super Eagles lead the Group L table of the Afcon qualifiers with eight points and victory over Benin or Lesotho will seal their place at the continental tournament.

The three-time African champions finished third at the 2019 edition of the competition behind winners, Algeria and Senegal.

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