Iheanacho in the race for Premier League award with Kane, Mahrez, Lingard

Kelechi Iheanacho, the Nigeria’s Super Eagles forward, has been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award.

Iheanacho has already scored five goals in three league fixtures for Leicester City in the month under review.

Among those he will be contending with for the prize are: Manchester City’s 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.

Iheanacho has also been nominated for Goal of the Month.

He ensured the Foxes got a point against Burnley on March with a stunning volley.

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His contributions in March took his Premier League tally to six goals after 16 appearances.

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