English Premier League

Kelechi Iheanacho : The 4th Nigerian to win the EPL player of the month award

by: Victor


The renaissance of Kelechi Iheanacho aka Senior Man Kelz has been rewarded with his first ever EA sports player of the year award for the month of March

The super eagles forward scored a prolific 7 goals in March which includes the famous hattrick against Sheffield United, a goal each against Brighton, Burnley and the impressive brace against Manchester United in the FA Cup.

I’m so pleased and honoured to win this award. I’m really enjoying playing at the minute and hopefully I can push on and help the team to finish as high as possible this season.

Kelechi Iheanacho to Leicester City official website

Iheanacho defeated the likes of Harry Kane, Riyad Mahrez, Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard, Andreas Christensen, Leandro Trossard and Illan Meslier to win the award
Iheanacho is the first Wolf player to win the award since Jamie Vardy did in 2019.

Iheanacho who had a torrid time to the start of the season has incredibly turned his fortunes around for Brendan Rogers side. He is arguably the best player in form at the club.

Kelechi Iheanacho is fresh from helping Nigeria secure an Afcon qualification with an assist in the 3-0 win against Lesotho on Tuesday evening in Lagos.

Nigeria holds the record for the highest number of an African nationality to win the prestigious award.

Jay Jay Okocha was the first Nigerian to win the award in November 2003 for Bolton Wanderers

Osaze Odemwingie won it three times for Westbrom in 2010, 2011 and 2012

Jude Odion Ighalo was the last Nigerian to win it before Iheanacho in December, 2015 for Watford FC




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