Nigerian International striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has been named as the Premier League player of the month award for March, Iheanacho is currently plying his trade with Leicester City.
He beat the likes of Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Manchester United’s Luke Shaw to the award.
The striker scored five goals in three games for his club in March, including the equalizer against Brighton & Hove Albion, a stunning volley away at Burnley, which was in contention for the Budweiser Goal of the Month award, and a hat-trick in City’s 5-0 win against Sheffield United at King Power Stadium.
It is understood that Iheanacho is the first Leicester City player to claim the award since Jamie Vardy in October 2019.
Also, he becomes the fourth Nigerian player to win the award, with the likes of Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, Peter Odemwingie, and Odion Ighalo winning the award at a point in time during their playing days in the English Premier League.
Reacting to being named player of the month, Iheanacho was quoted on the official Leicester City website as saying: “I’m so pleased and honored 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.”
So far, the player has scored 12 goals in 28 appearances for Leicester this season.