Iheanacho to miss Leicester's Europa clash, denied entry in Poland

Airport officials spotted an error in his documentation when the Foxes arrived at Warsaw's Chopin Airport on Wednesday afternoon.
Iheanacho to miss Leicester's Europa clash, denied entry in Poland
Kelechi IheanachoUK Sun

Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, will miss Leicester City's Europa League clash against Legia Warsaw in Poland on Thursday night.

The Nigerian was denied entry at the airport after officials spotted an error in his documentation when the Foxes' chartered flight arrived at Warsaw's Chopin Airport on Wednesday afternoon.

UK Sun reports that airport officials noticed a difference between Iheanacho's official documentation and the visa he needed, as a Nigerian, to enter an EU country.

As a result, the former Manchester City striker was forced to fly back to England to reunite with his fellow countryman, Wilfred Ndidi, who is on suspension after receiving a red card in their last game against Napoli.

Reacting, manager Brendan Rodgers described Iheanacho's miss as a blow for the club.

“We’ve had an issue with Kelechi so his documentation coming into the country wouldn’t suffice.

“Unfortunately he’s not available to play, which is a shame because he would have played in the game.

“The paperwork didn’t allow him to enter the country, which is unfortunate. We’ll have to look at that when we get back.”

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