Brendan Rodgers, via the official club website, confirmed that Leicester City will miss Kelechi Iheanacho for Thursday’s Europa League match. After we predicted Leicester to win (football prediction), Iheanacho cannot enter Poland for Legia Warsaw-Leicester City due to paperwork issues.
The news that Kelechi Iheanacho cannot join Leicester City in their Poland challenge came as a surprise to the Foxes.
After all, Iheanacho had two goals and two assists in nine appearances across all competitions this season. This is a tally that only Jamie Vardy’s (five goals and one assist) surpasses, and Iheanacho’s thus of high value.
Leicester is without the suspended Wilfred Ndidi already against Legia, while Jonny Evans is out with a foot injury as well.
In their first group game, the Premier League side drew 2-2 with Napoli, while Legia defeated Spartak Moscow 1-0.
Iheanacho Cannot Enter Poland for Legia Warsaw-Leicester City
Kelechi Iheanacho will miss Leicester City’s Europa League match against Legia Warsaw on Thursday. This is because border officials have refused him entry to Poland.
Coach Brendan Rodgers stated that there was an issue with the striker’s documentation, which prevented him from entering the country.
“We’ve had an issue with Kelechi,” Rodgers said on Wednesday. “His documentation coming into the country wasn’t sufficient, so unfortunately he isn’t available to play, which is a shame because he would have played in the game.
“He will be unavailable for the game. The paperwork didn’t allow him into the country. It’s unfortunate, but we’ll have to look into that when we get back.”