Iheanacho scores in Man City debut

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 24th, 2014

Former Golden Eaglets star, Kelechi Iheanacho, scored his first goal in Manchester City’s colour when he nudged the last goal in the English champions 4-1 victory over Sporting KC in Kansas Wednesday.

The 17-year-old got an assist from Jesus Navas and placed his shot low into the left corner to give the Citizens a well deserved win in Wednesday’s contest, Goal reports.

The visitors took the lead via Bruno Zuculini before C.J Sarpong got the hosts’ equalizer. But Dedryck Boyata restored the lead before Aleksander Kolarov extended it from the spot after Scott Sinclair was brought down and Iheanacho completed the rout in the 88th minute.

The performance attracted praise from City boss Manuel Pellegrini after the match.

“Iheanacho is just 17 years old and he’s a very important player for us in the future,” Pellegrini told Daily Mail.

“He demonstrated today what he can do in the future. It depends on the way he takes this profession, but I think he’s a good talent.”

Having not secured a work permit, Pellegrini said a final decision had not yet been made if the Flying Eagles playmaker will stay with the club or go on loan.

“We’ve not decided yet (what the plan is for him) because it’s not easy. He’s just 17 and sometimes that’s the problem.

“We’ll see what he will do in the future. For the moment he will stay with us and we’ll see when we return to England what will happen with him. But he’s a very important player for the future for the club,” the Chilean added.

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