Kelechi Iheanacho role in the spat that happened at the end of Manchester City 3-1 loss to Chelsea has been defended by coach of the Nigeria U19s Manu Garba.
Former England international and Manchester United ace Phil Neville faulted the Nigerian for his role in the fracas, suggesting that the Nigerian escalated the issue that lead to the scuffle between Cesc Fabregas and Fernandinho.
The Brazilian got sent off in the ensuing melee, alongside Sergio Kun Aguero who was sent off for his wild lunge on Chelsea defender David Luiz, but Manu Garba insist that Iheanacho was merely protecting the Argentine.
” He is such a quiet lad, a well behaved kid, he was merely protecting Aguero who was surrounded by lot of Chelsea players after the tackle on David Luiz”, Manu Garba told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” It’s wrong for anyone to insinuate that he escalated the issue, he was only protecting his teammate who was under attack from players of the opposing side, it’s so normal for him to do that”.