Leicester City of England attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho has declared that his biggest ambition at this year’s World Cup is to help Nigeria achieve ‘great things’ during the competition.
The former Manchester City youngster admitted he is very excited with the prospects of making the Super Eagles’ final squad list to Russia 2018, and stressed that it would then be up too him to justify his inclusion.
Iheanacho has shone the brightest playing behind the top striker in the Eagles World Cup training camp in Uyo.
He fired a rocket of a goal in training playing behind FC Crotone striker, Simeon Nwankwo (Simy), with Iheanacho continuing to be as sharp as he has been all week.
‘Simy’ too improved his 50-50 chance of being on the plane to Russia as his physical presence the defence to allow Iheanacho shine.
NPFL hotshot Junior Lokosa pulled his weight but he was played out on the wings and now looks set to be one of five players to be axed after Monday’s game against DR Congo.
However, Iheanacho is looking beyond the friendly and is of a view that it would not be enough just to turn up and participate at the Mundial, as he targets a huge impact with his Nigerian colleagues.
Consequently, the UAE 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup gold medalist and most valuable player said he is determined to make the best of his opportunities in Russia.
“I am excited and I hope to do my best and help my country to achieve great things,” said Iheanacho.