A Nigerian professional footballer, Kelechi Promise Iheanacho, who plays as a forward for Premier League club Leicester City and the Nigeria national team has been caught on camera fighting another team member at the African Cup of Nations camp in Cameroon.
Garoua, Cameroon, where they are participating in the ongoing African Cup of Nations.
Here’s the video, while the video of the face-off is currently trending on social media, there’s no statement from the Super Eagles team explaining what must have led to the fisticuffs between the players – the identity of the second player was not seen in the amateur video captured.
Iheanacho was part of the Nigeria squad that won the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup and the Nigeria U-20 team at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He made his senior debut for Nigeria in 2015 and played at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
In the meantime, Kelechi Nwakali, has said that the Super Eagles team to the 2022 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) is going for the title in the competition, which began yesterday at the Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Speaking yesterday, Nwakali who expressed delight at being part of the team despite not playing during the qualifiers, said that the Eagles need a winning mindset to achieve victory in every game at the AFCON.
The former Golden Eaglets captain, which won the U-17 World Cup in Chile, in 2015, stated that Coach Augustine Eguavoen style of play, which is compact in nature, would allow every player in the team to be active on the field of play.
“I am delighted that I made the 2022 AFCON final 28-man list. Working with Coach Eguavoen in the past weeks has given me enough confidence.
“The coach believes in compact football, which the players are getting used to. Super Eagles have lots of emerging stars that will use the AFCON to launch themselves to the World.