Super Eagles and Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho has been named the Premier League player of the month for March 2021.
Just before the international break last month Iheanacho netted five times in three league appearances for the Foxes including his first Premier League hat-trick against Sheffield United.
The 24-year-old won the award ahead of Chelsea defender, Andreas Christensen, Tottenham striker Harry Kane, West Ham’s Jesse Lingard, Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier, Manchester United defender Luke Shaw and Brighton’s Leandro Trossard.
Iheanacho responding shortly after receiving the award said “I’m so pleased and honoured to win this award.”
The Super Eagles star becomes the fourth Nigerian footballer to have ever won the prize, after Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Osaze Odemwingie and Odion Ighalo.
Leicester City currently sit in third place on the log as they host league leaders Manchester City on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for March. Tuchel won the award after an unbeaten start as Chelsea manager.
UEFA Open Disciplinary Proceedings Against English FA Following Euro 2020 Final
UEFA has launched a disciplinary investigation against the English Football Association following events inside and outside Wembley stadium at the euro 2020 final.
UEFA says the investigation is in accordance with article 31 of its rules.
The fa has also been hit with four charges; invasion of the field of play by its supporters, throwing of objects by its supporters, disturbance caused by its supporters during the national anthem, and lighting of a firework by its supporters.
The UEFA also said the case would be dealt with by the its control, ethics, and disciplinary body in time.
Serena Williams Announces She Will Not Play In Tokyo Olympics
Tennis superstar Serena Williams has announced that she will not be heading to the Tokyo Olympics.
Williams, a four-time Olympic gold medalist, did not give a reason for not showing up.
Williams isn’t the only tennis player, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem also said they will not attend the Olympics. Roger Federer said on Saturday he had yet to decide on whether or not he planned to go to Tokyo.
UEFA To Scrap Away Goals Rule In All European Club Competitions
UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, has confirmed the scrapping of away goals rule from European competitions for the 2021-2022 season.
The rule has been used for more than half a century, but will no longer apply in deciding knockout matches in UEFA club competitions, including the champions, and the Europa, leagues.
Arsenal’s former boss, Arsene Wenger. And Atletico Madrid’s head coach, Diego Simeone, disagree with the idea.
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