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Iheanacho to miss Legia Warsaw tie after being stopped at Polish border

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City looks on during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Burnley at The King Power Stadium on September 25, 2021 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Kelechi Iheanacho has been ruled out of Leicester’s Europa League clash with Legia Warsaw after being turned away by Polish border control.

The striker travelled to Warsaw with the Foxes but a problem with his travel documents meant he was not allowed into the country.

The Foxes face Legia on Thursday but are now without the Nigeria international – last season’s top scorer with 19 goals – who will now have to return to the UK.

Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City celebrates his goal during the Carabao Cup match between Millwall and Leicester City at The Den, London on Wednesday 22nd September 2021. (Photo by Tom West/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Boss 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.”

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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