ROAD TO RUSSIA: Will Shakespeare’s Leicester Exit Have Any Effect On Musa, Iheanacho, Ndidi’s Super Eagles Chances?

ROAD TO RUSSIA: Will Shakespeare’s Leicester Exit Have Any Effect On Musa, Iheanacho, Ndidi’s Super Eagles Chances?

Leicester City recently sacked manager Craig Shakespeare after a poor start to the season, leaving Super Eagles stars Ahmed Musa, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho having to receive instructions from a new boss.

Under Shakespeare it was mixed fortunes for the Nigerians, with Ndidi a regular starter, Iheanacho a bit-part player and Musa frozen out completely.

Incidentally, the three players’ roles in the Super Eagles mirror what is happening to them at Leicester: Ndidi has become a regular in the Super Eagles, Iheanacho comes off the bench, Musa is mostly just a squad player.

So now that Shakespeare, who brought Iheanacho to Leicester, is gone and caretaker manager Michael Appleton is set to take charge of his first game this weekend, what is the fate of the Super Eagles stars?

Will Shakespeare’s exit have any effect on the Nigerian trio as they continue on the Road To Russia?

What direct or indirect impact, if any, will this change of guard have on the Super Eagles as they prepare for the World Cup?

It is time again to have your say as Completesportsnigeria.com continue our Road To Russia World Cup Debate series.

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COMMENTS

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  • Don’t think so.Ndidi will always be a starter irrespective of any coach that’s brought in.Musa should seek a move to Everton.That’ll suit him.Iheanacho needs to work harder.

  • zamzam 4 months

    it will, bt level or type of effect depends on the incoming coach

  • PapaFem 4 months

    It could get better or worse. Let’s wait and see. It all depends on who’s coming, what he wants and the personnel he needs.

  • No It all depends on the Players.. They should stop this small mind Mentality with the Exception of Wilfred Ndidi.. The other two Kelechi and Musa need to pull up their socks they have been giving a huge opportunity they should try and grab it with both hands why be in a team where you had the opportunity to be the star yet week in week out you are constantly being overshadowed and out played by their team members. Kelechi Iheanacho was very disappointing he played with no passion no fight was quite frankly embarrassing to watch against Wes Brom

    • and that was his first full debut for Leicester yet he played like he never wanted to be selected again. This boy needs to catch awake up call. It is very Annoying.

  • Victor Onyeanum 4 months

    Ugo Iwunze, you are dead right. Musa’s case does not give me concern as it could be a fallout from his recent marriage problem. It must have weighed him down psychologically. He could recover his game only if he changes clubs. He should be advised to move to another club. I have no worries about Ndidi because he is doing, and will continue to do well if inferiority complex does not envelop him. He should give it back to them. My only worry is Iheanacho. Why he suddenly relapsed to his present level beats my imagination. It is more worrisome when one remembers that he was doing well at Man City , a better endowed club. He needs a psychologist.

  • Najib Muhammad 4 months

    who knows? we can only pray for them to be in the new coach’s plan for the betterment of super eagle

  • I have said it that Kelechi Iheanacho is going down down and down. I have noticed it even in Man City especially starting from when the news came that Gabriel Jesus was coming. So his not performing well is due to his doing. This present caretaker coach will not feature him because Iheanacho is part of the reason Craig Shakespeare was sacked. His play vs West Bromwich was shocking. The whole world saw it. I commented that if Iheanacho does not up his game he will be dropped for other players that want to force themselves into the WC headed Eagles. I still stand by that. Ahmed Musa is hated by Craig Shakespeare. He was a Claudio Ranieri buy which didn’t go down well with Shakespeare. That was why Shakespeare together with some senior players like Morgan, Vardy and Drinkwater gang up and betrayed the coach. So when Shakespeare took over, Musa was finished. Forget about the news that it was his marital problems that was why he wasn’t playing. That was later. Shakespeare just punished him. He may have some play time with this caretaker coach. That is if he can flow with Vardy’s pace. All Leicester attack is build around Vardy. Whatever it is, Ahmed Musa will be part of the WC team to Russia. Regional quarter. As for Wilfred Ndidi, for now he has no problem. He is not anywhere near N’golo Kante but he has being doing a nice job like 70% of N’golo. He will still be a super regular for Leicester which is good for Eagles. Wilfred Ndidi will be going to the WC.

  • John 4 months

    Iheanacho need feasting nd prayer coz he is not doing well atall for musa he need to find his way to another club coz we need alot.

  • Mr. Jidauna, G.G 4 months

    Musa is a fighter and team player if given the chance… I see him and Ndidi maitaining a first team action under the new leadership. Musa’s experience is almost similary with that of Victor Moses in Chelsa before the coming of the new coach. However, Ihenacho needs psychological assistance cos’ I don’t know what his problem is? He is going down-down in his game, I think he requires serious help to up his game or else, he will ruine his career.
    The way Ihenacho is playing at the moment, even if I’m a coach I’ll not field him cos’ it will be a short-one to my team. If he manage to conquer whatever that is holding/ pulling him down fast, perhaps he can revive his game and make it to Russia 2018.