Europa League: Iheanacho suspended for Slavia Prague return fixture


Kelechi Iheanacho will sit out Leicester City’s return fixture of their Europa League Round of 32 clash with Slavia Prague, following his booking on Thursday.

The Super Eagles forward received a yellow card, just after he came on to replace Jamie Vardy in their 0-0 draw in Prague.

It means Iheanacho now has three yellow cards this season and will now serve a one-match ban.

Iheanacho has been impressive in the Europa League so far, with three goals to his name after seven matches.

His compatriot, midfielder Wilfred Ndidi also received a yellow card in the encounter.

But their manager Brendan Rodgers has rued the bookings handed to the Super Eagles duo and he summed up the officiating as “really poor”.

“I thought the officials were really poor, I’ve got to say,” Rodgers was quoted as saying by Leicestershire Live.

“I don’t comment so much on them because I know it’s a very difficult job. But some of the decisions… I think we had Wilf [Ndidi] booked and Kelechi [Iheanacho] for the use of the elbow and it was clear it wasn’t. They were challenging for the ball, especially Wilf.

“And then there were a few decisions, particularly on Cengo [Under] towards the end, where we were clearly fouled and didn’t get it. I didn’t think it was a very good night for them to be honest.”

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