- Wilfred Ndidi is delighted with Kelechi Iheanacho's turnaround
- The attacker scored seven goals in four games for Leicester City last month
- The Nigerian star also won the EPL player of the month award for his superb displays
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Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi has backed countryman Kelechi Iheanacho to continue to shine after recently discovering his playing instincts.
The 24-year-old has suddenly become the rave of the moment after scoring five goals in three Premier League appearances for Leicester City in March.
This earned him the EPL Player of the Month award while he is also contending for the Fans' player of the month prize.
Iheanacho was omitted from coach Gernot Rohr's squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations bronze medal in Egypt in 2019 following his failure to get game time at his Premier League club back then.
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However, all that has changed now with the former youth international scoring seven times in four appearances while also bagging a new deal with the club until 2024.
"Kelechi's talent was never in doubt, but as it is in life people love to criticise others when they are down. He was unfairly criticised and judged by different people.
"This is someone I have known from our youth days at the under-17s and I know his quality, so it's not a fluke that he is producing his best football again.
"I am very happy for him because he's doing wonderfully well now and everyone can see.
"It's just sad that when he needed encouragement in the past few years many were quick to write him off, but thankfully some of these people have now turned around to praise him. That's life."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian attacker Kelechi Iheanacho has been nominated for the Fans' Player of the Month award for the month of March.
The 24-year-old scored five goals in three Premier League appearances for Leicester City in the month under review.
This earned him his first-ever EPL player of the month award - beating the likes of Harry Kane and a few others to the prize.