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Leicester City Striker Kelechi Iheanacho Stopped At Polish Border And Ruled Out Of Europa League Clash

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Leicester City Striker Kelechi Iheanacho Stopped At Polish Border And Ruled Out Of Europa League Clash

Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho was stopped at the Polish border and sent back to the United Kingdom due to a passport and paperwork problem.

The Foxes have travelled to the Polish capital to play Legia Warsaw in a Europa League Group C clash.

But Iheanacho was denied passage at Chopin Airport when Polish officials found that there was inconsistencies in his passport and paperwork provided.



As a result, the Nigeria international has returned to England and will have to watch the fixture from his own home.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Brendan Rodgers shed light on the issue and revealed disappointment as Iheanacho was to feature in the game.


"We’ve had an issue with Kelechi so his documentation coming into the country wouldn’t suffice," Rodgers told reporters, as per The Mirror.

“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.”

Leicester are looking for their first victory of the Europa League campaign, after drawing 2-2 with Napoli at the King Power Stadium on matchday one.


The East Midlands outfit surrendered a two-goal lead in the second half and also had midfielder Wilfred Ndidi sent off in the 93rd minute.

Legia, meanwhile, beat Spartak Moscow 1-0 away from home in stoppage time but the 15-time Polish champions have lost four of their first seven league fixtures this term.

Featured Image Credit: Image: PA

Topics: Leicester City, Europa League

Josh Lawless
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