Despite falling out of favour under Brendan Rodgers, Kelechi Iheanacho has been named Leicester City’s player of the season. This Nigerian star has played a crucial role in the Foxes’ success this season, scoring 19 goals and providing seven assists across all competitions. Iheanacho’s impressive form has earned him a call-up to the Nigerian national team for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifier encounter against Sierra Leone.
Leicester City’s official website has announced Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi’s call-up to the Nigerian national team for the crucial match between the two sides. The Foxes’ Player of the Season award is well-deserved recognition for Iheanacho’s contributions to the team’s success this season. Despite his initial struggles to make an impact under Rodgers, the striker has worked hard to earn his place in the starting line-up and has been a key player for Leicester City.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian national team is preparing for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier encounter against Sierra Leone. The Super Eagles are currently leading Group A in the AFCON qualifiers with 9 points, two points ahead of the African Wild Dogs and the Leoneans, who are third with 5 points. A victory for the Super Eagles in the tie slated for the 18th of June against Sierra Leone would strengthen their spot in the 2023 AFCON, which would hold in Cote d’Ivoire.
The delay in Jose Peseiro’s roster for the Nigerian national team is unclear, but there are claims that it would reflect and include several Belgian-based players as a result of his travel to witness some Jupiler Pro League games after his side’s triumph over Guinea-Bissau. Nonetheless, the Nigerian national team is gearing up for a crucial encounter against Sierra Leone, and the call-up of Iheanacho and Ndidi is a boost to their chances of securing a victory.
In conclusion, Leicester City’s announcement of their Player of the Season, as well as the call-up of Iheanacho and Ndidi to the Nigerian national team, highlights the impact of Nigerian players in the Premier League. As the Super Eagles prepare for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier encounter against Sierra Leone, Nigerian fans will be hoping that Iheanacho and Ndidi can replicate their club form on the international stage.