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Soccer News of Friday, 7 May 2021


Iheanacho set to retain EPL POTM Award after being nominated for April

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• Kelechi Iheanacho nominated for the April award

• He becomes the fourth Nigerian to win the award

• He will slug it out with seven other players

Kelechi Iheanacho look set to retain his Premier League Player is of the Month award after he was nominated for the April award, reports.

Iheanacho’s nomination was announced on the Premier League’s official website on Friday.

He became the fourth Nigerian, after Austin Okocha, Osaze Odenwingie and Odion Ighalo, to win the award after he won it in April.

He will slug it out with seven other players for the April award which will see the winner emerge via voting by fans.

The other players in the running for the award are Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United), Jesse Lingard (West Ham), Matheus Pereira (West Brom), Alan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle United), Chris Wood (Burnley) and Stuart Dallas (Leeds).

Iheanacho followed winning March’s award by scoring four goals and registering two assists. His haul included superb strikes against West Ham United and Crystal Palace.