Nigerian Footballer Kelechi Iheanacho In Serious Trouble For Misleading Court
Manchester city striker, Kelechi Iheanacho, is facing legal battles in The US after he was allegedly accused for misleading a court in Pennsylvania.
The 20-year-old footballer, was taken to court by his previous representatives, American-based First Eleven Management, but pulled out of a contract with them two years ago to sign with Stellar, filed pleadings denying that he knew or spent time with Henry Galeano, who on his on claims said he is his former agent.
According to him, he thought Galeano was an alias used by First Eleven Management co-owner Robert Zanicky. But the football agent was the company’s registered FIFA-licensed agent.
However the American court has been handed photos and documents which suggested the Nigerian striker met Galeano on many occasions.
SUN UK reports that the crucial legal question for Iheanacho, according to the report, will be if the young star did more than merely meet Galeano or happened to be with him on occasions. It certainly seems clear they at least met.
Hee are photos of Iheanacho with Galeano obtained by SunSport.
In his court affidavit, Galeano said: “For the avoidance of doubt, Iheanacho and I have spent hundreds of hours together.”
He also added: “Robert Zanicky never used my name as an alias.”
Galeano claims he became Iheanacho’s official Fifa-licensed agent in July 2013 after both men signed a Representative Agreement.
The legal battle is also reported to be a bit complicated because Galeano in the signed and sworn affidavit submitted to the court, claims he spent “hundreds of hours” with the player.