Manchester City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho has been sidelined by an ankle injury raising concerns over his availability for both the Nigeria U20 and U23 teams.
According to African football websitethe FIFA U17 World Cup MVP is currently back in Manchester nursing the injury after a stint training with MLS side Colombus Crew.
In August, Iheanacho suffered a hamstring injury, which kept him out for several weeks.
The left-footed forward is now expected to be granted a work permit to ply his trade in the UK after Manchester City applied for it from the British Home office.
Iheanacho has been called up by both Nigeria U20 team, the Flying Eagles, and the country’s Olympic team for crucial qualifying matches in the New Year.