Concise News reports that the Franco-German dropped Iheanacho alongside Rotherham United defensive midfielder Semi Ajayi.
Nigeria will play in Group B of the competition, to be held between June and July in Egypt, alongside Guinea, Burundi and Mauritius.
Read the reactions to the list, as captured by Concise News, below:
Makes no sense inviting Kelechi in the First place so now Rohr with 3 strikers in Ighalo/Onuachu and Osihmen and wingers in Samuel kalu/Onyekuru/Chukwueze and Musa.
That’s one very good problem for the coach and and I say again if Rohr uses his head we will win Afcon.
— Buchi Laba Laba 🦋🦋🦋 (@Buchi_smallzy) June 9, 2019
“Are you sad that you didn’t make it to the final 23-man squad to AFCON 2019”
Kelechi Iheanacho : pic.twitter.com/440i1JSZJc
— Adebisi Naheem (@survix) June 9, 2019
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr just jumped into my good books with the dropping of Kelechi Iheanacho from the AFCON squad to Egypt. Before someone says beef, there is no beef here on my plate, only vegetables. Players need to feel that selection is on form not pocket size.
— EDAFE MATTHEW ESEOGHENE (@ELEGBETE1) June 9, 2019
Gernot Rohr dropped Kelechi Iheanacho. You guys should not blame any coach. Iheanacho used his hands to ruin himself, but I still like him o 😒. We should be happy, at least there is no one to give us hypertension or heart attack during this year’s AFCON pic.twitter.com/UoAiDL6upJ
— Sarcastic tongue😎 (@therealbrains03) June 9, 2019
To think that Kelechi Iheanacho used to be compared to Marcus Rashford at some point. You’ve got to feel for the lad.
— Godwin Enakhena (@genakhena) June 9, 2019