Kelechi Iheanacho Wins Premier League Player Of The Month For March
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By Amaechi Agbo
Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheancho has won the Premier League Player of the Month of March award.
The 24-year-old Nigerian star’s scintillating form in the Premier League has been recognized with the striker landing the monthly gong as the division’s best player.
This is the first of such award in his Premier League career. And he has become the fourth Nigeria player to win the award
Iheanacho scored five goals in three top-flight outings during the month of March, a continuation of his sublime form in front of goal which has seen him net 11 times and provide four assists in his last 15 starts for the Foxes.
Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has been named March’s Premier League player of the month.
He 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 won the award ahead of 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.
Iheanacho will be determined to keep this sublime scoring run going against his old club Man City on Saturday.
Iheancho is expected to lead the Foxes’ attack along with his fidelity partner, Jamie Vardy when they take on champions-elect, Manchester City in one of the EPL matches on Saturday.
The former Manchester City forward was on international duty with Nigeria last month but failed to score as the Super rounded up their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with two wins in two matches last month
The Gernot Rohr led lads defeated Benin Republic 1 – 0 in Pot Novo and thrashed Lestho 3-0 in Lagos to end the qualifiers as Group L leaders.