Nigeria Coach – How Is Gabriel Jesus Better Than Iheanacho ?


The arrival of Gabriel Jesus at Manchester City has lead to talks about limited opportunities for Nigerian forward Kelechi Iheanacho, but such talks have been squashed by coach of the Nigeria U19s Manu Garba.


Garba who gave Iheanacho his breakthrough with the Nigeria U-17 team of 2013 is of the opinion that not until they both play in the team, it’s not proper to say one player is better than the other.

” It’s unfair to say Jesus is better than Iheanacho, there are various factors to be considered before drawing such conclusions and for now how is Jesus better than Iheanacho?” Manu asked in an interview with

” They will battle for spots upfront and base on what the coach wants, and who suits his style and formations, sometimes game after game.

” You have to respect what Iheanacho has achieved in such a short time with Man City. A team where top stars like Wilfred Bony, Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri struggled, he flourished, he deserves respect”.