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Super Eagles and Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has been named March’s Premier League Player of the Month following a superb run for the Foxes, AOIFootball.com reports.

 

The 24-year-old scored five goals in three league appearances for the Foxes in the lead-up to the international break last month, including his first Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield United.

 

Iheanacho, whose partnership with Jamie Vardy came to the fore in the absence of James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, also scored league goals in the 2-1 win at Brighton and the 1-1 draw against Burnley.

 

The former Manchester City forward becomes the fourth Nigerian to win the monthly award after the trio of Jay-Jay Okocha, Peter Odemwingie, and Odion Ighalo, and also becomes the first Foxes’ player to win it since Vardy in November of 2019.

 

Kelechi won the award ahead of Chelsea defender, Andreas Christensen, Tottenham striker Harry Kane, West Ham’s Jesse Lingard, Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier, Manchester United defender, Luke Shaw, and Brighton’s Leandro Trossard.

 

 

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