AFCON: Kelechi Iheanacho Clashes With Peseiro Ahead Of Nigeria Vs South Africa Match

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AFCON: Kelechi Iheanacho Clashes With Peseiro Ahead Of Nigeria Vs South Africa Match

, the Super Eagles forward, remained conspicuously absent from the pre-match press conference before the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final clash against South Africa.

 

This absence adds fuel to the ongoing tension between Iheanacho and head coach Jose , as the Leicester City player has yet to see any action in the tournament.

 

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Peseiro attributed Iheanacho’s lack of playtime to injury recovery, a claim disputed by the player. Notably, other talents like Terem Moffi, Ahmed Musa, Bruno Onyemaechi, among others, have also been sidelined throughout the competition.

 

 

Despite CAF’s initial announcement that Iheanacho would attend the press conference with Peseiro, the player was notably absent, with Ola Aina stepping in to field questions.

 

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Reports suggest Iheanacho’s absence may be a manifestation of his discontent with limited playing opportunities, raising speculation about Peseiro’s tactical choices favoring defensive substitutes over attacking ones in the 3-4-3 system.

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