While it is most refreshing that we all share different perspectives on the Iheanacho saga, what is more saddening is that while it is perfectly okay to feel bad for Kelechi, we have people on this forum that accuse others of having a colonial mentality when objective critics put down a young man like Nacho. A year ago, some on this forum accused several people, myself included (No big deal) of being an uncle Tom with a colonial mentality for disparaging Nacho. Some went as far as to say, only oyinbo and South American strikers are given the opportunity to succeed by getting much needed playing time and that Nacho was a victim of his Africaness and unfairly treated as far as playing time is concerned.
I guess a young Drogba, Kanu, Gyan, and Essien were not Africans in their prime. People need to call a spade by it's given name, a spade. You cannot continuously be successful in life without hard work when giving the opportunity. If the opportunity is not there, move to a greener pasture. Spain, Holland, Belgium etc. Hardy works hard. English or not. he does not have half the skill that Nacho has but statistically, his performance is 700% better. If you care about Nacho, help him get better. Let him go and work and be the best Nacho that he can be. This will improve his confidence and make him sought after at all times. Let's not blame the white man or anyone else for his misfortune.
What I truly like about the non inclusion of Nacho is that this is a powerful message to several other big boys. Play regularly and perfect your game or stay away from the Nations Cup. At the risk of sounding hypocritical, until someone/Something better comes along, an irreplaceable player is an irreplaceable player, for now. If Leon is not playing, I am fine with that if he is in football shape. When Omeruo, Tomori or Olowu steps up, fine! Let them displace him.
Please stop rewarding sentiment, history, names, status, past glory or nostalgia. The year is 2019 and the month is June. Let"s put our best TEAM on the floor. May the cream rise to the top.