- Leicester City star Kelechi Iheanacho will play no part in Nigeria's FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cape Verde
- The former youth international was on fire when Nigeria defeated Liberia in their Group C opener earlier this weekend
- Iheanacho was named the man of the match after his impressive display for the three-time AFCON kings
Kelechi Iheanacho will reportedly be missing when Nigeria face Cape Verde in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, September 7.
The Leicester City man was the hero when the Super Eagles outshined Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium a few days back.
He scored both goals that propelled them to the summit of the Group C table but will not be available for their second group game.
What Gernot Rohr was quoted saying after Liberia game
Gernot Rohr was said to have confirmed that the former Manchester City man who emerged the man of the match alongside eight other stars will exit the national team camp as reported by Tribal Football. Rohr said:
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"There are nine players leaving. It's all the team, so there will be another team; it's not easy to build another team in only two days and to play on a synthetic pitch.
"It's the other side of the extreme situation we are coming from a heavy grass after the rain to a dry synthetic pitch.
"We have to build another defence, another midfield. The goalscorer Kelechi will leave, so it will not be easy. It's a challenge for the staff and for the players, but we have to show our solidarity."
Rohr will hope to maintain his winning streak when they travel to Cape Verde a few days from now.
Iheanacho reveals secret to impressive form against Liberia
Legit.ng earlier reported that Kelechi Iheanacho has jokingly explained that a new soap is out claiming that this is what is actually helping him to score goals for his club and in the Super Eagles.
The Leicester City superstar made this known while speaking with the Super Eagles media after netting two goals which helped Nigeria beat Liberia 2-0 in 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Iheanacho scored his two goals in the first half before Gernot Rohr later decided to substitute him for captain Ahmed Musa in the second half.