Wingless: Stephen Keshi Says No To Obafemi Martins, Kelechi Iheanacho

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Stephen Keshi has no room in his Super Eagles squad for one-time Eagles striker Obafemi Martins and up and rising star, Kelechi Iheanacho.

Keshi made the comments while speaking on sports radio Brilla FM.

On Martins, Keshi said,

“There are other good players who can fit in to the role Martins can play in the Eagles and I believe he had paid his due for this nation in the team. So, it is my belief that Martins should give other younger players chance to showcase their talent in the Eagles.”

Kelechi Iheanacho’s performances for club and country have helped him garner an impressive fanbase including former Eagles defender Celestine Babayaro, but Keshi feels he isn’t ready for the first team.

“I think those who want Iheanacho to play for the Eagles meant well for the young boy, but to me, he still has a long way to go before he can fit into the team. He is not in the starting lineup of City. He should try and wait for his time. He has a good future ahead of him.”



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