Super Eagles Star Iheanacho Nominated For Prestigious Premier League Award

Super Eagles Star Iheanacho Nominated For Prestigious Premier League Award

- Kelechi Iheanacho has been nominated for Premier League player of the month for March

- The former Man City star scored five times in three EPL games for Leicester City

- The Foxes also went unbeaten in the month under review winning two and drawing one of the three games they played

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Nigeria international Kelechi Iheanacho has been named among the eight players who will battle for the Premier League player of the month award for this month.

The 24-year-old played three games for Leicester City - inspiring them to victory twice and drawing the other one.

Iheanacho scored five goals in the period under review - three of which came against Sheffield United at the King Power Stadium on Sunday, March 14.

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He was also on target against Brighton & Hove Albion as well as their 1-1 draw against Burnley in his side's first Premier League game in March.

Super Eagles star Iheanacho nominated for prestigious Premier League award
Kelechi Iheanacho scoring one of his three goals against Sheffield United earlier this month. Photo by Alex Pantling
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The Super Eagles attacker stepped in for Brendan Rodgers' side in style after both James Maddison and Harvey Barnes were ruled out of action due to injuries.

List of eight players nominated for March's Premier League player of the month

  • Andreas Christensen
  • Kelechi Iheanacho
  • Harry Kane
  • Jesse Lingard
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Illan Meslier
  • Luke Shaw
  • Leandro Trossard

However, the former youth international will contend with seven other Premier League stars for the prestigious award.

Other players shortlisted in the nominees' list are Andreas Christensen, Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Jesse Lingard (West Ham United) and Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez.

Also, Manchester United's Luke Shaw, Leeds United's Illan Meslier as well as Leandro Trossard of Brighton and Hove Albion.

Away from the Premier League, Iheanacho also fired Leicester to FA Cup semifinals after scoring twice in their 3-1 win over Man United.

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The attacker scored the opening and the final goals of the meeting while Youri Tielmans was also on target in the fixture.

They will now battle Southampton in the last four of the longest cup competitions in the history of football.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers will be delighted to hear that Nigerian star Kelechi Iheanacho will sign a new contract with the club this summer.

The 24-year-old has been in red-hot form for the Foxes after scoring seven goals in his last four appearances.

He inspired his side to the FA Cup semifinals after bagging a brace in their last eight fixture against Manchester United earlier this month.

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