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Soccer News of Friday, 2 April 2021


Iheanacho becomes fourth Nigerian to win Premier League POTM

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho has been named the English Premier League player of the month for April.

The in-form Super Eagles forward scored seven goals in four games in April to win the award.

He becomes the only fourth Nigerian to be recognized after the legendary Jay-Jay Okocha in 2003. Former West Brom striker Osaze Odemwingie notched it three times between 2010 and 2012.

Ex-Manchester United forward Odion Ighalo also won it in 2015 when he was still with Watford. Iheanacho’s incredible month started with a fine finish in City’s 2-1 victory at Burnley on the third, according to

The 24-year-old then struck again three days later in another 2-1 win at Brighton.
Iheanacho’s month got even better when he smashed home his first EPL hat-trick in the 5-0 demolition of Sheffield United.

And just before the international break, Iheanacho bagged a brace and an assist as Brendan Rodgers’ men knocked Manchester United out of the FA Cup after handing the Red Devils a 3-1 defeat.

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