The man who discovered Kelechi Iheanacho the rave of the moment at Manchester City says the 19 year old will most likely end Nigeria’s wait for one of their player to be crowned the Africa footballer of the year an award sponsored by an indigenous company from the West Africa country.
Nwankwo Kanu was the last Nigerian to pick up the top award in Africa football in 2000, but Manu Garba who coached Iheanacho at Under-17 and 20 levels believe the wait is over going by how rapid the Super Eagles forward is progressing.
“He has already won the young player of the year award and if there’s any Nigerian out there who stand a chance of winning the award for the first time in 16 years for Nigeria then it has to be
Iheanacho with all due respect to the other players doing well” He told Owngoalnigeria.com
On areas Iheanacho need to improve in his game, the soft speaking coach urged him to focus more on putting more power in his right foot although he shoots with it but improving on that will make him take opponents by surprise.
“Very few players are so blessed with all he has but if he can improve on his shooting with his weaker foot which is the left then that element of surprise he carries will become double but make no mistake about it as he shoots with it when he is faced with a goal scoring opportunity.”