Leicester City star, Kelechi Iheanacho has been named the Premier League Player of the Month Award for March.
The Super Eagles forward has been recognised and rewarded for his remarkable goalscoring record in March.
The 24-year-old joins Jay-Jay Okocha, Peter Odemwingie and Odion Ighalo as the fourth Nigerian player to win the monthly prize after he scored five goals in three matches in the month under review.
It is also the first individual honour the Super Eagles forward clinched in the English top-flight since he made his debut appearance against Watford in August 2015.
Iheanacho saw off competition from Manchester City’s Algerian star Riyad Mahrez, Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, West Ham United’s Jesse Lingard, Leeds United’s Illan Meslier, Manchester United’s Luke Shaw, Brighton & Hove Albion’s Leandro Trossard and Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen.
The Nigeria international scored a total of seven goals in four matches for the Foxes across all competitions in March.
His volley against Burnley on March 3 is also in contention for the Premier League Goal of the Month award while four of his goals have been nominated for Leicester City’s Goal of the Month.
In his reaction, Iheanacho – who recently returned to Leicester after his international duty with Nigeria – said he wants to continue helping Brendan Rodgers’ side, who are third in the Premier League table, a point behind second-placed Manchester United.
“I’m so pleased and honoured to win this award,” he told the Leicester City website.
“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.”