By Nurudeen Obalola:
Nigerian youngster Kelechi Iheanacho has recovered from a minor injury and will be fit to play for Manchester City when they face Roma on Tuesday.
Completesportsnigeria.com reports that Iheanacho missed City’s 1-0 win over sister club Melbourne City on Saturday, but Manuel Pellegrini expects the Flying Eagles star to feature against the Italians in Melbourne.
“Iheanacho had a small problem with his hamstring but now he’s OK and has no problem for this game,” City manager Pellegrini told the media ahead of the Roma match, the 2014 English champions’ third on their Australian pre-season tour.
The Chilean added that new signing Raheem Sterling too will be involved.
“I think Sterling worked with Liverpool for some days so I think he will have some minutes against Roma,” he added.
Completesportsnigeria.com reports that Iheanacho played the first 45 minutes of City’s first game of the tour, a behind-closed-doors 2-0 win against Adelaide United last Wednesday.
Manchester City face Roma at 11am Nigerian time on Tuesday as part of the Australian schedule of the International Champions Cup.
Iheanacho is one of the young players on the tour hoping to make the breakthough to the senior squad in the 2015/2016 season.