Iheanacho beats Kane, Mahrez, others to bag Premier League top award

Iheanacho beats Kane, Mahrez, others to bag Premier League top award

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has won the English Premier League Player of the Month award for March.

 

Iheanacho saw off competitions from Harry Kane, Andreas Christiansen, Illan Meslier, Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard, Riyad Mahrez, and Leandro Trossard to win the award.


 

The Super Eagles forward scored five goals from three matches in the month of March as Leicester City picked seven points from their fixtures in March.

 

The Nigerian international scored the equalizer against Burnley at Turf Moor, before getting another goal against Brighton at the Amex.

 

The former Manchester City forward completed the scoring spree with a hat-trick against Sheffield United at King Power Stadium.

 

Kelechi Ịheanachọ scored five goals from only 11 shots in the Premier League in March, two more than any other player.

 

He is the fourth Nigerian to win the Player of the Month award after Jay-Jay Okocha, Peter Odemwingie and Odion Ighalo.

 

In total, Iheanacho has now scored six goals and contributed in just 16 appearances in the Premier League this season.

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