More Trouble For Iheanacho As He Risks Jail Term
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Following the celebration by Nigerian fans that Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, will finally be enjoying football at Leicester City, reports of the possibility of the youngster facing jail terms have emerged.
Iheanacho had a frustrating last season at Manchester City under Manager, Pep Guardiola as he was denied playing chances, forcing him to sit on the bench, an experienced that was not palatable for the young lad.
However, the 20-year old star has been rumoured to be on the verge of signing for Leicester City, in order to have more playing chances and build his game.
This development has excited the Nigerian football followers who have long waited to see Iheanacho play the round leather game week-in week-out.
However, there are indications that the youngster might be sentenced to 2-years imprisonment if found guilty of an allegation in the US that he misled a court in Pennsylvania.
Iheanacho is being dragged into a legal battle by First Eleven Management, his previous American-based representatives after pulling out of a contract with them two years ago to sign with Stellar.
The 20-year-old star is said to have filed pleadings, denying that he knew or spent time with Henry Galeano, who on his claims said he is his former agent.
The Sun UK reports that the Nigerian also claimed he believed Galeano was an alias used by First Eleven Management co-owner Robert Zanicky. But the football agent was the company’s registered FIFA-licensed agent.
The American court has received a series of images and documents that will require an explanation from Iheanacho.
The crucial legal question for the Nigerian international according to reports will be if he did more than merely meeting with Galeano or happened to be with him on occasions.