Nigeria’s Iheanacho wins EPL player of the month award

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Super Eagles striker Kelechi Iheanacho has been named Premier League player of the month for his outstanding performances for Leicester City in March.

The 24-year-old scored five goals in three league appearances for the Foxes in the lead-up to the international break last month, including his first Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield United.

Iheanacho, whose partnership with Jamie Vardy came to the fore in the absence of James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, also scored league goals in the 2-1 win at Brighton and the 1-1 draw against Burnley.

The Nigeria international beat Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen, Tottenham striker Harry Kane, West Ham’s Jesse Lingard, Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier, Manchester United defender Luke Shaw and Brighton’s Leandro Trossard to scoop the award.

Third placed Leicester host Iheanacho’s former club Manchester City on Saturday. He will be hoping to continue with his form after helping Nigeria qualify for the 2022 Afcon finals.

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By FARPost Reporter

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