Kelechi Iheanacho contend with Vardy, others for Leicester Goal of the Season

Kelechi Iheanacho contend with Vardy, others for Leicester Goal of the Season

- Kelechi Iheanacho has been nominated for Leicester's goal of the season award

- The Nigerian star will contend with Jamie Vardy and others for the award

- Iheanacho's goal against Brentford in their FA Cup clash in January qualified him for the prize

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Nigerian star Kelechi Iheanacho will contend with Jamie Vardy and five other players for Leicester City's goal of the season award.

The Super Eagles attacker scored the only goal that powered the Foxes to glory over the Championship side in January this year.

His stunning goal propelled them to the fifth round of the oldest cup competition in England after stylishly tapping in a cross from James Justin just five minutes into the encounter at Griffin Park.

The former youth international has recorded 10 goals and four assists in 15 appearances in all competitions for the King Power Stadium outfit.

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He will be up against the likes of Jamie Vardy who is currently the Premier League highest goals scorer this season alongside Harvey Barnes, James Maddison, Ricardo Pereira, Ayoze Perez, Ben Chilwell, and Hamza Choudhury.

Meanwhile, other categories up for contention are Supporters’ Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season.

The Players’ Player of the Season, Development Squad Player of the Season, and Academy Player of the Season are also up for grabs by the end of the campaign.

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Meanwhile, the annual gala would not be held this year due to the social distancing rule currently on in the UK due to the deadly coronavirus.

Kelechi Iheanacho to contend with Vardy, others for Leicester Goal of the Season
Kelechi Iheanacho in action for Leicester City. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Voting for all categories of the awards will close at 12 pm on Friday, 24 July. earlier reported that Kelechi Iheanacho has shown how much Leicester City want to play in the Champions League next season as he was spotted checking the result of Man United vs Bournemouth clash.

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It looks like Iheanacho is worried about Man United and Chelsea’s continued pursuit to leapfrog them in the Premier League as they currently sit third in the league.

Shortly after opening the scoring for Leicester City in their 3-0 win against Crystal Palace, Iheanacho was seen in teammate Wilfried Ndidi's Snapchat checking the result of the game between Man United and Bournemouth.

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