Nigeria Olympic team coach Samson Siasia has revealed he is yet to receive approval from Manchester City for Kelechi Iheanacho to featu...
Nigeria Olympic team coach Samson Siasia has revealed he is yet to receive approval from Manchester City for Kelechi Iheanacho to feature at the Rio Olympics in August.
We posted yesterday that the 19 year old is unsure if he will be released to play for the Dream Team
An unhappy Siasia said City are yet to respond to several mails demanding for the release of the youngster for the summer games in Brazil.
“The Nigeria Football Federation has written several letters to them (Manchester City) wanting to know when the player would be released for the Games in Brazil, but as I speak with you the club has not replied," Siasia told the Manchester Evening News.
“So for now I cannot confidently tell you that Iheanacho would be available for the Olympics, although we are not relenting on the issue as the NFF is fighting tooth and nail to ensure we have our best players for the Olympics."
Siasia further said Iheanacho himself wants to play in Rio.
“Kelechi told me he is anxious to play in the Olympics and I am sure with much pressure the boy would be released eventually,” he said. “But for now I cannot tell you he will be in the Olympics.”