Leicester forward Kelechi Iheanacho was named the best footballer in the English Premier League in March. The press service of the league informs about it.
The Nigerian started March with a goal against Burnley. Three days later, Kelechi took part in the victory over Brighton, and then scored a hat-trick against Sheffield United. It was the first African’s hat-trick in the Premier League.
Kelechi is only the fourth Nigerian to receive such an individual award. He repeated the achievement of JJ Okochi, Peter Odemwingie and Odion Ighalo.