The Nigerian worldwide has obtained one other particular person award for his spectacular efficiency for the Foxes final month
Kelechi Iheanacho was introduced because the winner of the Leicester Metropolis Purpose of the Month award for March.
The 24-year-old volleyed residence for the primary time after being set off by compatriot and teammate Wilfred Ndidi to assist the King Energy Stadium group share the factors with Burnley.
His strike prevailed towards competitions from Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, U23 stars Kasey McAteer and Shannon O’Brien, Esmee De Graaf and Sam Tierney of Leicester Metropolis to win the award.
Kelechi Iheanacho’s nice volley for the primary time in Burnley! ⚽️
– Leicester Metropolis (@LCFC) April 8, 2021
The attacker gained the Premier League Participant of the Month award final month for his blistering type during which he scored 5 league targets.
The Tremendous Eagles star was additionally shortlisted for PFA Followers’ Participant of the Month and just lately obtained a contract extension for his convincing performances for the Foxes.
Ndidi had beforehand revealed that the striker’s newly found form was no accident. He remembered his spectacular achievements for Nigeria within the youth and supported him in persevering with the great performances.
“Kelechi’s expertise has by no means been doubtful, however as it’s in life, individuals like to criticize others once they’re down,” stated Ndidi.
“He is been unfairly criticized and judged by varied individuals. That is somebody I do know from our youth below 17-year-olds and I do know his high quality. So it is no coincidence that he is producing his greatest soccer once more.”
“I am very completely satisfied for him as a result of he is doing splendidly now and everybody can see.
“It is simply unhappy that when he wanted encouragement over the previous few years, many have been fast to put in writing him off, however fortunately a few of these individuals have now turned to reward him. So life is.
“He is a fortunate man and Kelechi is barely now having fun with a deserved reward for his tireless exhausting work. Whenever you get the rhythm of the video games and the help of your coach, teammates and followers, issues can solely get higher.
“This ultimate chapter will give him the idea and confidence that he’s a very vital participant for his membership and his nation.”
Iheanacho has now scored 12 targets and supplied 5 assists in 29 video games in all competitions this season. He’s anticipated to proceed good performances towards West Ham United on Sunday.
His contribution helped the King Energy Stadium group to their present third place within the Premier League behind Manchester Metropolis and Manchester United.