Elegbete Bashes Iheanacho, Warns Rohr And NFF To Leave Him Out Of AFCON Squad

Elegbete Bashes Iheanacho, Warns Rohr And NFF To Leave Him Out Of AFCON Squad

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Sports journalist, Eseoghene Edafe, popularly known as Elegbete, has bashed Super Eagles and Leicester City of England forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, for his poor run of form that has lasted too long.

The 22-year-old missed a begging chance late in the game against his former club, Manchester City, that could have given the the Foxes a point against the Premier League leaders.

That miss and his poor form through this season has earned him heavy criticism from football fans globally, especially fans of the Super Eagles.

Iheanacho has been left out of Nigeria's recent games, with coach Gernot Rohr citing his poor club form as reason for the snub.

Now, Elegbete who is tired of watching the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner's steady decline, has called for him to be bypassed in the selection for the 2019 AFCON squad as his only contribution to the team recently is comedy.

Venting his frustration at the player's lack of effort to try and ressurect a dying career, Elegbete wrote on his Twitter page:

"Hello @thenff and Gernot Rohr, I know I don't control what you people do or can do, but I know that the only value that @67Kelechi adds to the @NGSuperEagles is comedy in camp, please leave him completely out of the AFCON, he can join comedians at Eko Hotels to have his own show.

"The national team is not a rehab centre, this is not a case of one bad game but a consistent decline without any hope of effort for self improvement. Football is a career, apart from the money you earn, there is expectation for performance and @67Kelechi is on sub-zero right now.

Edafe's opinion has been 're-echoed by many of his followers, with one fan suggesting that Iheanacho needs a psychologist to reawaken him, while another noted that the player became "relaxed after making some money".

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