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Decision to feature at Rio Olympics not mine to make — Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Iheanacho
Nigeria international and Manchester City of England’s forward, n starlet, Kelechi Iheanacho, has said that the decision to represent Nigeria at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is not his to make.
Dream Team IV coach, Samson Siasia last week, named the 19-year-old in a provisional squad to play for the squad but his English club have made no comments on the issue though it is believed they want their striker to stay back and take part in the club’s pre-season arrangements.
Iheanacho hinted that he would love to play for Nigeria at the Olympics but may be powerless if City decide otherwise.
“If your country wants you to play for them you surely have to go, but it’s not up to me to decide.
“If they allow me to go, I will go, but they (Manchester City) haven’t concluded that yet so I don’t know. It’s not left for me to decide if I am going to the Olympics or not,” Iheanacho said at a ceremony which was part of the grand unveiling of City’s new coach, Pep Guardiola, on Sunday.
City believe the striker’s career will benefit more from training under the new coach during pre-season.
They have high hopes of the youngster playing a significant role under the new coach, benefiting his career longer term more than an Olympics role.
Iheanacho is hoping the Spanish manager will take his game to another level. “I haven’t met him (Pep) and haven’t spoken to him yet.
“Everyone knows Pep and what he can do. I think he is a great manager and I think he will bring many things to this team.
“We have great players and we have made some great new signings so I just need to work hard and I will get my chance to play.
“I am happy with what I did last season and now I have to work really hard this season to get something for the team and work for the team as well,” Iheanacho said.
Iheanacho scored 14 goals in all competitions for City last season.
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