Cross section of Nigerians including two of his assistants are currently putting Gernot Rohr, the coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria under pressure to give the top striker role of the team to Kelechi Iheanacho ahead of Brown Ideye and Odion Ighalo.
Lovers of Nigeria football have dropped their suggestions on the various interactive forums of Owngoalnigeria.com , suggesting Rohr to use the 19 year old in the top striking role, same role he plays at Manchester City.
Owngoalnigeria.com forwarded some of the suggestions to a close associate of the German coach who confirmed that, talks have been held in that regard and it’s a possibility as the search for a cure to the Super Eagles goal scoring problem appears to be near.
” I can’t categorically say it will happen but I can confirm to you that talks have been held and the prospect of Iheanacho leading the line against Zambia is a possibility” He said.
” Talks didn’t start because of his recent goal scoring form, not at all. It started since after the Tanzania game. Rohr is a big fan of his finishing abilities right from the training ground. He could lead the line ahead of Igahlo and Ideye in Ndola when we play Zambia in October”.