Nigerian international Kelechi Iheanacho wins Premier League player of the month of March
|Kelechi Iheanacho is presented with his EA SPORTS Premier League Player Of The Month award for March. (Photo credit: lcfc.com)|
Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho has won the Premier League player for the month of March 2021.
The Nigerian international has been on a brilliant run of form scoring five goals for Leicester City in March.
"Senior man Kelechi" is the fourth Nigerian player to win the award, after Jay-Jay Okocha, Peter Odemwingie and Odion Ighalo.
Five goals in three games helped the Nigerian forward to beat the likes of Harry Kane, Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw and Andreas Christensen to the award.
Incidentally, Kelechi Iheanacho is the first Leicester City player to win the award since Jamie Vardy in October 2019.
Iheanacho said: "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."