- Kelechi Ihanacho has expressed sadness on social media following the death of his beloved aunt
- The Super Eagles and Leicester City forward took to his Instagram to express grief
- Iheanacho added a caption ‘RIP auntie’ on a black background with a crying emoji
Super Eagles and Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has, on Tuesday, February 16, announced the death of his beloved aunt.
The 24-year-old took to his Instagram story to reveal the sad development as he wrote 'RIP aunty’ on a black background where he also added a crying emoji beside.
Iheanacho has been impressive for Leicester City in recent times and was named the man of the match following his strike that sent the Foxes to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup beating Brighton 1-0 at the King Power Stadium.
The 94th-minute header was all the Foxes needed to advance to the quarterfinal of the longest cup competition in England.
Youri Tielemans provided the assist for the crucial goal after delivering a timely cross that helped the unmarked Super Eagles attacker find the back of the net with a header.
The 24-year-old has played 19 matches across all competitions this season with five goals to his name, of which three came in the Uefa Europa League.
The former Manchester City star has now scored 11 goals in 17 appearances in the history of the tournament.
And this means that he has beaten the records legendary players like John Terry, Dennis Bergkamp, Michael Owen, and Sylvain Wiltord set during their playing days.
However, his next target would be to equal or even surpass Didier Drogba's 12 goals in 29 games in the same championship for Chelsea.
Alan Shearer also has the same number of goals, and with Leicester in the quarterfinal stage of the competition, Iheanacho could end up achieving the feat by his side's next game - with a fewer number of games.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that his former team-mate in the Super Eagles Odion Ighalo suffered a great loss after losing his elder sister to the cold hands of death.
Although the cause of her departure was never disclosed, the China-based forward posted the news on his social media pages with the caption 'R.I.P sister 12-12-19.
The former Watford attacker who won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations golden boot for scoring the most goals at the tournament shared pictures of himself with his late sister in the same post.
He hung his international boots after the championship which was staged in Egypt in the summer.
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