Iheanacho denied entry into Poland over travel documents
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Iheanacho denied entry into Poland over travel documents

Leicester City will have to do without the services of striker Kelechi Kelechi Iheanacho in their Europa League clash with Legia Warsaw after he was denied entry into Poland.

The Nigerian had traveled with the Foxes to Poland for their Thursday duel but was denied entry into the country due to problems with his travel documents.

While confirming the news, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said: "We've had an issue with Kelechi. His documentation coming into the country wasn't sufficient, so he wasn't able to travel. He will be unavailable for the game

"The paperwork didn't allow him to enter the country. We'll have to look at that when we're back."

In the absence of the Nigerian, Zambian Patson Daka could start his second game for the club, having lined up alongside Iheanacho in City’s Europa League opener against Napoli a fortnight ago.

Apart from Iheanacho, Jonny Evans has not traveled as he struggles to shake off an ongoing foot problem that has dogged him since earlier in the year, while Wilfred Ndidi is banned.

Legia top Group C after beating Spartak Moscow 1-0 in their opening game while Leicester gave up a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Napoli.

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