Leicester City star Kelechi Iheanacho is thrilled to win Premier League Player Of The Month Award for the first time in his football career.
Iheanacho beat off competitions from Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane, Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Manchester United’s Luke Shaw to claim the award for the month of March.
The Nigeria international scored five goals in three league appearances for the Foxes in the lead-up to the international break last month, including his first Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield United.
“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,” Iheanacho told Leicester City’s official 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.”
Kelechi Iheanacho is the fourth Nigerian to win the award after Austin Jay Jay Okocha (Bolton Wanderers), Osaze Odemwingie (West Bromwich Albion) and Jude Odion Ighalo (Watford).
Meanwhile, Leicester City return to Premier League action as the Foxes host League leaders Manchester City on Saturday.