Ahead of the round of 16 games in the ongoing 2021 Afcon in Cameroon, former Super Eagles of Nigerian midfielder, Austin Jay Jay Okocha said Iheanacho can do better if he is playing at his best position. The former Paris St-German player called on the interim coach of the Super Eagles, Austin Eguavoen to utilise Kelechi as a striker because he’s more of a top finisher than a playmaker.
Okocha Advice Advice Eagle Coach on How to Use Kelechi Iheanacho
Jay Jay Okocha, a master dribbler during his playing days, said that coach Eguavoen has not been fixing players in their best positions. He gave an instance with Alex Iwobi. He said Iwobi should have been more functional in the No.10 role where Kelechi played against Guinea Bissau.
He said: “I’d like to see the coach play players in their right positions.” “Iwobi became a better player when he took over the No.10 from Kelechi Iheanacho.” The soccer legend concluded by saying: “Kelechi Iheanacho is not a typical No.10. He is a top finisher. I can understand why the coach is playing him in that position because he can convert a half-chance.”