Injured Iheanacho gets greenlight for Tanzania clash

A scan on Thursday afternoon has cleared Manchester City starlet, Kelechi Iheanacho and so he will be available for next week’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2017 qualifier against the Taifa Stars of Tanzania.

Iheanacho was forced out of Wednesday’s night UEFA Champions League clash against Steaua Bucuresti from Romania, after he suffered what appeared to be a nasty muscle injury and had to be stretchered off the pitch.

“The scan has cleared Kelechi and he will be okay to play against Tanzania,” a source close to the striker disclosed.

“Even by the time he came off the pitch, he was ready to return, but the doctor preferred to play it safe and now the scan has shown there was nothing to really worry about.”

Iheanacho is one from a big squad of foreign pros called up by new Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr for a dead rubber AFCON qualifier against Tanzania in Uyo on Saturday, September 3.

Rohr will use this match to prepare for a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia on October 3.