Kelechi Iheanacho goal vs Tottenham

Kelechi Iheanacho scores a consolation goal in Leicester City’s 3-1 English Premier League defeat at Tottenham.

Kelechi Iheanacho goal vs Tottenham

Kelechi Iheanacho scores a consolation goal in Leicester City’s 3-1 English Premier League defeat at Tottenham.

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Iheanacho and Ademola Lookman help Leicester City advance to Conference League semifinals

Leicester City advanced to the semifinals of the UEFA Europa Conference League with a 2-1 win over Dutch giants, PSV.

Iheanacho and Ademola Lookman help Leicester City advance to Conference League semifinals

Leicester City advanced to the semifinals of the UEFA Europa Conference League with a 2-1 win over Dutch giants, PSV.

Kelechi Iheanacho started, Ademola Lookman and young goalkeeper Chituru Odunze were named to the substitutes bench, and PSV’s England U21 international of Nigerian heritage Nonso Madueke was unable to play owing to physical difficulties.

Eran Zahavi of Israel scored PSV’s fourth goal in the UEFA Conference League this season in the 27th minute.

In the 46th minute, Ademola Lookman came off the bench to replace Harvey Barnes, and in the 65th minute, Iheanacho got replaced by Ayoze Perez.

With 13 minutes left on the clock, Maddison equalized for the Foxes with a stunning finish in the six yard area after a feed from Ayoze Perez.

After Yvon Mvogo mishandled Patson Daka’s low attempt, Lookman provided a key pass for Ricardo Pereira to score Leicester’s second goal in the 88th minute.

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Brendan Rodgers charges Kelechi Iheanacho to be more lethal

Brendan Rodgers has challenged Kelechi Iheanacho to be more ruthless if he wants to improve his goal-scoring record at the club.

Brendan Rodgers charges Kelechi Iheanacho to be more lethal in front of goal

Brendan Rodgers, the manager of Leicester City, has challenged striker Kelechi Iheanacho to be more ruthless in front of goal, if he wants to improve his goal-scoring record at the club.

In recent weeks, the Nigerian striker has been given increased playing time due to mixed results and the absence of Jamie Vardy.

Iheanacho was the club’s top scorer last season, with 19 goals in all competitions, but he still plays a second fiddle role to Leicester legend, Jamie Vardy.

However, since Vardy’s knee injury a few weeks ago, Iheanacho has grown in prominence, becoming Rodgers’ first-choice striking option.

The Super Eagles striker has had decent performances recently but he has just scored once, and it came in the 1-1 tie at Old Trafford against Manchester United.

Having gone one-on-one with the goalkeeper in each of Leicester City’s last three games against Brentford, Man United, and PSV Eindhoven, he could have had more goals during that time.

The 25-year-old’s attempted dink over the goalkeepers was unsuccessful in each of those matches.

Brendan commended Iheanacho for his versatility in finishing and for having the confidence to try to get the ball past the goalkeepers. However, the former Liverpool manager advises the Nigerian striker to remember the golden rule of strikers: put the goalkeeper to work.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City in action during the UEFA Conference League Quarter Final Leg One match between Leicester City and PSV Eindhoven at on April 7, 2022 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images)

You need to have variety in your finishes, of course”, Rodgers said, as per Leicester Mercury.

“I saw him this afternoon with the chiropodist, getting his feet done, and I asked her to shave a bit off his toe, just so he could bring it down a little bit.

“He’s shown that he can score goals. I love that confidence. I love that ability to be able to do that. But of course, you want them to hit the target. That’s the golden rule as a striker, to hit the target.

“He’s been in a couple of those positions, and it just went wide on the Brentford one, the one at Man United nearly went out of the stadium, and the one last night (against PSV) just went wide. He knows that himself. It’s great that they have the variation now. You have to have that variation as a striker.”

Iheanacho has 16 goals involvements (seven goals and added nine assists) in all competitions for the Foxes this season. 

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Kelechi Iheanacho goal vs Manchester United

Kelechi Iheanacho scored a beautiful diving header to open the scoring for Leicester City in their 1-1 league draw against Manchester United.

Kelechi Iheanacho goal vs Manchester United

Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho scored a beautiful diving header to open the scoring for Leicester City in their 1-1 English Premier League draw against Manchester United.

Watch the goal below.

It is the 25-year old’s third league goal, and his fifth in all competitions so far this 2021/2022 season.

Iheanacho was an unused sub during the Super Eagles’ 1-1 World Cup Qualifying playoffs second leg draw against Ghana on Tuesday.

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Super Eagles forward reveals admiration for Ronaldinho, Aguero and Vardy

Kelechi Iheanacho revealed that while growing up on the streets of Owerri, his biggest football inspiration was a certain Brazilian legend.

Super Eagles forward reveals admiration for Ronaldinho, Aguero and Vardy

Nigerian star, Kelechi Iheanacho revealed that while growing up on the streets of Owerri, his biggest football inspiration was Brazilian and Barcelona legend, Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, alias Ronaldinho Guacho.

Many consider Ronaldinho to be one of the best footballers of all time, having won two FIFA World Player of the Year awards and a Ballon d’Or throughout his twenty-year career, which included stints at PSG, Barcelona, and AC Milan, among others.

The 2002 FIFA World Cup winner was known for his technical abilities, creativity, and dribbling prowess, as well as his use of tricks, feints, no-look passes, and overhead kicks, which garnered him fans from all over the world.

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Iheanacho has also admitted to falling in love with the AC Milan legend.

“Growing up I loved Ronaldinho,” Iheanacho told FIFA.com

“I loved his style of play, confidence, and way he loved football. The way he dribbled, the way he played passes, his touches. He is one of the greatest players of all time.”

In addition to Ronaldinho, Iheanacho says he admires Argentine striker ,Kun Aguero and English forward, Jamie Vardy.

Iheanacho was a teammate of Aguero’s when the Nigerian transferred to Manchester City after winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2013. The 25-year-old has now moved to Leicester City, where he has primarily served as Vardy’s understudy.

They (Aguero and Vardy) are two legends,” Iheanacho said.

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“It was a really big pleasure to play alongside Kun. He’s a legend and I learnt a lot from him.

“And ‘Vards’ is another legend. He’s one of the best finishers you will see and I’ve learnt a lot from him too.”

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Iheanacho has 66 goals and 36 assists in 224 games for Manchester City and Leicester City senior sides.

In 37 appearances for the Super Eagles, the Taye Academy graduate has ten goals.

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Kelechi Iheanacho reveals his favourite strike partner in the Super Eagles

Both players have been chosen in Augustine Eguavoen’s 25-man team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs against Ghana.

Kelechi Iheanacho reveals his favourite strike partner in the Super Eagles

Victor Osimhen, a fellow Super Eagles attacker, is a terrific talent and a great goalscorer, according to Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho. Iheanacho admits that he enjoys playing with the Napoli star because they are familiar with each other’s game.

In the Europa League and the Italian Serie A this season, Osimhen has contributed to his burgeoning reputation as a great striker by terrorizing defenders and goalkeepers.

However, he was forced to miss the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations because to several facial injuries that necessitated surgery and COVID-19, denying Nigerian fans the opportunity to witness his blossoming partnership with Iheanacho.

Both players have been chosen in Augustine Eguavoen’s 25-man team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs against Ghana.

And Iheanacho says he’s excited to collaborate with the former Lille great to bring the Black Stars down.

“Everybody knows he’s a fantastic striker. He’s a great goal poacher,” Iheanacho told FIFA.com.

“He has great talent. I’m always very happy playing alongside him because I know his game, I know his strengths, and he knows mine as well.

“Sometimes, I find myself playing behind him. I think we have a good partnership and hopefully, we’ll work more together going forward.”

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In 2013, Iheanacho and the Golden Eaglets won the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Osimhen broke the competition’s goalscoring record two years later, helping Nigeria retain the title.

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Eagles Abroad: Matchday Report (March 17, 2022)

Dessers, Olayinka and Sor were all on target in the UECL. Iwobi scores in Everton’s Premier League victory over Newcastle. Read the report.

Eagles Abroad: Matchday Report (March 13, 2022)

Nigerian footballers in the diaspora did not disappoint on Thursday evening.

Dessers, Olayinka and Sor were all on target in the UEFA Europa Conference League. Alex Iwobi scored his second English Premier League goal of the season in Everton’s 1-0 victory over Newcastle.

Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)

Super Eagles left back, Zaidu Sanusi was in action for FC Porto in their 1-1 UEFA Europa League draw against French Ligue 1 side, Lyon.

The Portuguese league leaders unfortunately lost the tie 2-1 on aggregate, and bow out of this year’s competition.

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Ademola Lookman, Kelechi Iheanacho & Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England)

Super Eagles newboy, Ademola Lookman came off the bench to provide the assist for Wesley Fofana’s goal, from a corner.

Kelechi Iheanacho played all 90 mins and Wilfred Ndidi hobbled off with a knee ligament injury in the 60th minute of Leicester City’s 2-1 UEFA Europa Conference League defeat against Rennes.

The English Premier League side won the tie 2-3 on aggregate and advance to the quarterfinals of the competition’s inaguaral season.

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Victor Bonfiace (FK Bodo/Glimt, Norway)

21-year old striker, Victor Boniface played the entirety of extra time as FK Bodo/Glimt earned a hard-fought 2-2 UEFA Europa Conference League draw at AZ Alkmaar.

The Norwegian champions won the tie 4-3 on aggregate and advance to the quarterfinals of this season’s competition.

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Leon Balogun, Calvin Bassey & Joe Aribo (Rangers FC, Scotland)

The Super Eagles trio of Leon Balogun, Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey were all in action for Rangers during their 2-1 defeat against Red Star Belgrade.

Leon Balogun played all 90 mins, making one tackle and seven clearances. Calvin Bassey also played the entire duration of the game at left back, with the 22-year old making one tackle and completing an interception. Joe Aribo played 68 mins.

The Scottish champions won the tie 2-4 on aggregate however, and secured their place in the quarterfinals of this season’s UEFA Europa League.

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Cyriel Dessers (Feyenoord, The Netherlands)

Cyriel Dessers scored his fourth goal in four consecutive games to help the Dutch Eredivisie side to a 3-1 UEFA Europa Conference League Round of 16 second leg victory over FK Partizan Belgrade.

They won the tie 8-3 on aggregate, advancing comfortably to the quarterfinals.

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Peter Olayinka & Yira Sor (SK Slavia Prague, Czech Republic)

Super Eagles forward, Peter Olayinka captained the Czech champions in their UEFA Europa Conference League Round of 16 second leg defeat vs LASK. The 26-year old opened the scoring on the night with an easy finish from inside the penalty area.

21-year old striker, Yira Sor was also in action. He scored one goal and assisted another as 9-man Slavia Prague advanced with a 5-7 aggregate victory.

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Alex Iwobi (Everton, England)

Big 17, Alex Iwobi scored a 99th minute winner to help Everton clinch a hard-fought 1-0 English Premier League victory over the Magpies.

The 25-year old played a beautiful one-two with Dominic Calver-Lewin in the Toffees’ attack, before finishing calmly past Martin Dubravka in the Newcastle goal.

It is only Iwobi’s second league goal of the season, and it comes at a crucial time for Everton. This win helps them go three points clear of Watford in the relegation zone with two games in hand.

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Super sub Iheanacho opens Conference League account in Leicester City’s win

Leicester City were 2-0 winners over Stade Rennais in the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday night.

Super sub Iheanacho opens Europa Conference League account in Leicester City’s 2-0 win

Leicester City were 2-0 winners over Stade Rennais in the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday night.

Marc Albrighton gave Leicester the lead in the 30th minute but struggled to add to their lead.

Kelechi Iheanacho’s late goal put Leicester in a strong position going into the second leg away at Rennes.

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Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi was on for the entire duration of the game with him making things calm for the foxes back-line.

Patson Daka paved way for Seniorman Kels in the 62nd minute and he justified his introduction by scoring in the 93rd minute.

The 25-year-old shot a well-placed ball beyond Senegalese goalkeeper, Alfred Gomis to score his first on the continent this season.

Super Eagles new boy, Ademola Lookman was an 80th minute substitute in the game as he came on for Harvey Barnes.

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Iheanacho, Ndidi and Odey shine as Leicester City defeat Randers

Five Nigerians were involved from the start. Ndidi, Iheanacho & Lookman for Leicester, while Kehinde & Odey were in action for Randers.

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Iheanacho, Ndidi and Odey shine as Leicester City defeat Randers

Five Nigerians were involved from the start in yesterday’s second leg. Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Ademola Lookman started for the Premier League side, while Tosin Kehinde and Stephen Odey were on the pitch for Randers.

Leicester City advanced to the round of 16 of the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League. They did so with relative ease, defeating Randers 7-2 over two legs.

Within two minutes of the kickoff, Leicester City had taken the lead after Ndidi found Harvey Barnes, who curled a right-footed shot into the far corner – the club’s fastest goal in European competitions.

Ademola Lookman and Kelechi Iheanacho celebrate a goal
Ademola Lookman and Kelechi Iheanacho celebrate a goal

Leicester City led 6-1 on aggregate after a magnificent goal from James Maddison in the 70th minute. He scores again four minutes later, courtesy of an assist from Kelechi Iheanacho.

Odey had been denied on several occasions due to incredible stops by Danish goalkeeper, Kasper Schemeichel. He ultimately got his goal in the 83rd minute when he took advantage of an error by Schmeichel to tap the ball into the unguarded net.

Kehinde’s game on the other hand came to an abrupt end in the closing minutes. He was stretchered off the pitch after being fouled by Ndidi, who received a yellow card for the challenge.

Kehinde has since recovered fully from the knock and is available for Randers’ next league game, against Nordsjaelland on Sunday.

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UEFA Europa League Matchday: Nigerians to Watch

These two competitions feature the bulk of Nigerian players participating in club continental action. We’ve picked out the best games today.

UEFA Europa League Matchday: Nigerians to Watch

After two exciting UEFA Champions League match days, the UEFA Europa League and Europa Conference League also return today.

These two competitions feature the bulk of Nigerian players currently participating in club continental action. We’ve picked out eight games for you to watch today.

Leicester City vs Randers (Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Ademola Lookman, Stephen Odey and Tosin Kehinde)

This is our game to watch, as five Nigerians are expected to play.

Leicester City face Randers in the Europa Conference League Knockout Playoffs, hoping to improve on their patchy domestic campaign.

The Foxes enter this competition after placing third in their Europa League group. Randers have made history on the continent by making it to the knockout stages for the first time.

Dortmund vs Rangers (Leon Balogun, Calvin Bassey and Joe Aribo)

In the Europa League Round of 16, Scottish Premiership Champions, Rangers will face German heavyweights, Borussia Dortmund.

The Gers advanced to the last 32 after placing second in Group A, behind Lyon and their Nigerian trio will be hoping to earn a positive first leg result.

Porto vs Lazio (Zaidu Sanusi)

Portuguese Primeira Liga giants, FC Porto take on Italian Serie A side, SS Lazio in the Europa League Knockout Playoffs.

The clubs meet for the first leg at Estadio do Dragao, after the hosts were relegated from the Champions League. Their visitors finished second in their Europa League group.

Zaidu Sanusi should start on the left side of Porto’s defense barring any last-minute changes.

Barcelona vs Napoli (Victor Osimhen)

This is Victor Osimhen’s chance to make more headlines. The hardworking striker will look to add to his ten goals already this season, including four in the group stage.

Spanish giants, FC Barcelona host SSC Napoli at the Nou Camp for the first leg of their Europa League Knockout Playoff match.

After disappointingly finishing third in their Champions League group, the Catalan giants were relegated to this competition. Napoli finished second in their group behind Victor Moses’ Spartak Moscow.

Fenerbahce vs Slavia Prague (Peter Olayinka and Yira Sor)

Turkish giants, Fenerbahce face Czech giants, Slavia Prague in the Europa Conference League playoff round.

Fenerbahce will be attempting to reach the last 16 of a European competition for the first time since the 2015/2016 season. For Slavia Prague, they are attempting to reach the Europa League last 16 for the third time in four years.

Midtjylland vs PAOK (Raphael Onyedika)

Bright youngster, Raphael Onyedika will be in action for FC Midtylland.

They welcome PAOK of Greece to the MCH Arena for the opening leg of their Europa Conference League Playoff series.

Since August of last year, the hosts have only won one of their last five European games, while the visitors have only lost one of their last nine European games.

Celtic vs Bodo/Glimt (Victor Boniface)

When his Norwegian side faces Celtic, 21-year-old striker, Victor Boniface will be hoping to make his Europa Conference League debut.

Celtic on the other hand, are trying to extend their unbeaten streak to 17 games when they face Bodo/Glimt tonight.

Atalanta BC vs Olympiacos (Henry Onyekuru)

Olympiacos have travelled to Italy for the first leg of the encounter. The pacy Nigerian attacker could make his seventh appearance in the competition this season.

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