The Citizens’ manager has tasked the Nigerian youth prodigy to continue in his terrific form for the English Premier League champions as they continue their pre-season campaignManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has implored the former Nigeria U17 star Kelechi Iheanacho not to rest on his oars as the Citizens step-up preparations for the 2014/2015 English Premier League season.
Iheanacho second in his consecutive game in City’s 5-1 win over AC Milan in the International Champions Cup in Pennsylvania.
The 17-year-old who got a starter’s shirt by manager Pellegrini got his side’s fourth goal in the 25th minute. With defenders in front of him, he toe-poked a shot and nestled into the bottom left corner that gave goalkeeper Agazzi no chance.
“We have a lot of young players here with us. We have Kelechi Iheanacho, Greg Leigh, Jason Denayer and several others,” Pellegrini told the club’s official website.
“It’s an important chance for them to show what they can do, and maybe this moment it is their moment,” he concluded.