Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has said he left out Kelechi Iheanacho from the squad for the matches against Seychelles and Egypt so he can force his way into the Leicester City team.
Kelechi was left out of the team for the 3-1 win over the Pirates on Friday.
While explaining why he left the former Manchester City man, Rohr said: “We know Kelechi, for the moment, I think he is playing in a club where at the moment there’s a new coach.
“It would be better for him to show in this FIFA window at home, in his club to his new coach, the new manager who’s coming that he wants to get back into the starting team of Leicester. I think it was a good moment for him to stay there.”
He added that “we are not really satisfied with his performances the last time. I think he must be more professional, it’s not good enough to be all the time funny, you must show that you’re seriously working every day in the training session and to show that you want to come back in the team and also with us.”