EPL: Ihenacho beats Harry Kane, others to win Player-of-the-Month Award

Kelechi Iheanacho has emerged as the Premier League’s Player of the Month for March 2021.

Iheanacho saw off the stiff competition from top stars like Harry Kane, Luke Shaw, Jesse Lingard, Riyad Mahrez, Andreas Christensen, Leandro Trossard and Illan Meslier to win the coveted award Friday.

Reacting to winning the award for the first time in his career, Iheanacho told his club’s official website he was pleased and honoured to be voted the best player for the month

He said: “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.

“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.

Apart from being the fourth Leicester City player to win this EPL award, Iheanacho is also the fourth Nigerian to scoop the prize, after Jay-Jay Okocha (Nov 2003), Peter Odemwingie (Sept 2010, April 2011, Nov 2012), and Odion Ighalo (Dec 2015).

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