Top African Footballer Playing in the EPL Beats Super Eagles' Iheanacho to Win Prestigious Award

Top African Footballer Playing in the EPL Beats Super Eagles' Iheanacho to Win Prestigious Award

- Riyad Mahrez has beaten Iheanacho for the PFA Fans' Player of the Month award

- The Manchester City winger has been in great form this term for the Citizens

- Iheanacho on the other hand netted five goals in March for Leicester City

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Kelechi Iheanacho has been beaten by fellow African footballer Riyad Mahrez for the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month award for March thanks to his impressive performances for Manchester City.

There is no doubt about the fact that Riyad Mahrez has been superb this season for Manchester City in the Premier League and other competitions in which they are currently topping the table in England.

The Algeria international scored three goals in four league games in the month of March for Manchester City including two brilliant goals when the Citizens defeated the Saints.

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In the month of March, Kelechi Iheanacho scored five goals for Leicester City in the Premier League and also helped his country Nigeria qualify for the 2022 AFCON in Cameroon.

Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated Benin in Porto Novo in which Iheanacho played before rounding their qualification campaign with a win over Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Lagos.

Iheanacho and his teammates at Leicester City are currently occupying third position on the Premier League table with 56 points after 30 games played.

Kelechi Iheanacho.
Kelechi Iheanacho in action for Leicester City.
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Earlier, had reported how Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho was named among the hottest players currently in the English Premier League.

UK outlet Daily Mail, in their weekly Power Rankings table, listed the Nigerian in number 6 following his performance in Leicester City’s mauling of bottom team Sheffield United over the weekend.

The 24-year-old grabbed his first Premier League hat-trick on Sunday, March 14, helping the Foxes defeat Sheffield United 5-0.

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Iheanacho tucked home a Jamie Vardy pass to make it 1-0 in the early exchanges and then Ayoze Perez made grabbed another goal in the 64th minute before the Nigerian grabbed his brace minutes later.

And it was 4-0 in the 78th minute after a solo run from Ampadu was stopped. The ball ran clear, and it came to the Iheanacho.

He had all the time and space to shoot. He took it on and rifled the shot into the bottom right-hand corner. It was his first hat-trick in the Premier League.


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