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Iheanacho Not Under Pressure To Play In AFCON

Kelechi Iheanacho does not feel under pressure ahead of

Nigeria’s upcoming Africa Cup of Nations campaign.

The Leicester City striker links up with his country ahead of the

competition, which is being held in Egypt next month.

Iheanacho returned to Gernot Rohr’s squad having previously

been left out , with the manager questioning his

professionalism in March.

Former Manchester City striker Iheanacho cost City £25million

when he moved to the King Power Stadium two summers ago

and has netted just eight times in the Premier League for the


That includes a single strike this season, in September’s routine

win over Huddersfield Town.

Iheanacho ended the season on a barren run of 24 League

games without a goal, so is he feeling the pressure to perform

for his country?

He told footballlive.ng: “I am relaxed, just being focused and

ready for the task ahead.

“I am not under any pressure to deliver.

“I have been scoring goals for the Super Eagles and I want to

score more.

“There are drought times for every striker and I am not an

exemption but I will keep my head up, stay focused,

determined and ready for the task ahead.”

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