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Kelechi Iheanacho Wins Premier League Player For the Month of March

Super Eagles Star and Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho has been named March’s Premier League player of the month.

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 as welol as league goals in the 2-1 win at Brighton and the 1-1 draw against Burnley.

“I’m so pleased and honoured to win this award. It’s great to be recognised, but I couldn’t have done it without the support of my team-mates and the manager,”.

“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.” Iheanacho said

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.

Leicester, third in the table, host league leaders Manchester City, who had won both the player and manager awards for the past two months through Ilkay Gundogan and Pep Guardiola, on Saturday.

 

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