Iheanacho Is More Clinical & Technical Than Ighalo, He Should Start Against Iceland – John Fashanu


A call for Odion Ighalo to be dropped for Kelechi Iheanacho has been made by former England international John Fashanu as Nigeria step up preparations for Friday’s clash against Iceland.


Ighalo failed to convince in the Eagles first game against Croatia, which they lost 0-2 and according to Fashanu he should be dropped from the starting line up for the Iceland game.

Iheanacho who was introduced with fifteen minutes to go against Croatia gave the Eagles balance and penetration in attack according to the former Wimbledon striker in a chat with Owngoalnigeria.com.

” I think the team showed cohesion upon the introduction of Iheanacho. Ighalo has his limitations particularly as he is not that mobile unlike Iheanacho who thrives on taking positions behind defenders with smart runs at defenders”, Fashanu exclusively told Owngoalnigeria.com.

” Against Iceland, the team need movement in attack and Iheanacho will no doubt provide that . Ighalo should best be introduced as a substitute but Iheanacho to me is the man to trouble Iceland, he is more clinical and technical than Ighalo “, he concluded.

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