Leicester City played out a 2-2 draw with Burnley on Saturday. Burnley had gone 2-1 up, thanks to Maxwell Cornet before Vardy snatched a point at the closing stages. Iheanacho started the game on the bench and was introduced in the 62th minute. The Nigerian international provided the assist for the Foxes' second goal, and his presence made the Foxes' attack unpredictable.
Nigeria is one of the biggest countries in the whole of Africa. We also have so many talented football players who have made a name for themselves in Europe. The likes of Victor Osimhen and Kelechi Iheanacho have been in tremendous form since the beginning of this year.
While key men such as Victor Osimhen, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wlifred Ndidi and William Troost-Ekong seem assured of their places fitness permitting - there could be some surprise inclusions for the game against CAR next month. Here, we take a look at 10 players who - despite not contributing to Nigeria's recent games could be invited.
Nigeria strikers have never had it so good in Europe in recent years, with Paul Onuachu and Victor Osimhen scoring consistently for Genk and Napoli respectively. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City), Olarenwaju Kayode ( Sivasspor) and Anthony Nwaekeme (Trabzonspor) are three of several other Nigeria strikers hitting the heights across Europe.
UEFA reacts after Nigerian star netted his first ever goal for EPL giant in their 2-0 League Cup win
The European football governing body popularly known as UEFA has reacted after Nigerian star Ademola Lookman netted his first goal for English Premier League giants Leicester City football club, in their 2-0 away victory over Millwall FC in the English League Cup. The former Fulham football club star was given a starting role by coach Brendan Rodgers on Wednesday night, and he was able to play a vital role in the team's deserved victory.
Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho was on target for English Premier League giants Leicester City football club on Wednesday night, as they defeated Millwall FC 2-0 in the English League Cup. The former Manchester City football club star was given a starting role by coach Brendan Rodgers, and he was able to play a vital role in his team's deserved victory.
Nigerian striker and Leicester City talisman Kelechi Iheanacho, has finally scored his first goal of the season, as his solo strike secured all 3 points for Leicester in their third round of the EFL Cup. Summer signing Ademola Lookman, opened the scoring in the 50th minutes before Kelechi Iheanacho’s 88th minute strike indisputably won the match.
5. Kelechi Iheanacho Kelechi Promise Iheanacho is a Nigerian professional football player who currently plays for Premier League club, Leicester City, and the Nigeria national team as a forward. Regarded as one of the current best footballers in Nigeria, Iheanacho is the hottest Nigerian football forward in the English club, Leicester.
Leicester City football club of England star Kelechi Iheanacho has reacted to Super Eagles of Nigeria star Victor Osimhen's statement, after netting brace in Napoli football club's 4-0 away victory over Sampdoria FC in the week 5 of Italian serie A on Thursday night. The former Sporting Charleroi football club of Belgium star continues his impressive performance for Luciano Spalletti led team as he scored twice to guide them to a remarkable victory.
Action went down in several European divisions on Wednesday night and some of our Super Eagles players shined for their club sides with goalscoring performances. There were 6 different Nigerian strikers who found the back of the net for their respective teams on the night. Let us now review the Super Eagles players who scored in Europe on Wednesday night.
Over the years, Nigerian footballers have graced top European clubs and performed exceptionally. Yesterday, different Nigerian-born star players featured for their club's in the league fixtures. This article states how four Nigerian star players feared during their club's league games. 1. Ebere Onuachu ( 2 beautiful goals for his team)
Kelechi Iheanacho, the Super Eagles forward has established himself to be the main man in the Leicester City front square in the last campaign. He has been outstanding for the Foxes in both home and away games. It's shocking how Brendan Rodgers has been playing him from the bench this season.
Super Eagles of Nigeria duo Wilfried Onyinye Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were in action for English Premier League giants Leicester City football club on Saturday evening, as they played out a 2-2 draw against Burnley FC. Coach Brendan Rodgers decided to give the duo another playing time, following their impressive performances in their 2-0 victory over Millwall FC in the League Cup on Wednesday, and they were outstanding again for the team.
Stephen Odey was hired from KRC Genk by Randers on loan to score goals. The task of pinning down an automatic starting place in Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles first XI is daunting than becoming a Randers regular. At Randers they know the difference between a new player who shrivels on their stage and one who responds as if born to thrive on pressure.
11. Michael Olise Olise had fitness issues at the start of this season but returned to action sooner than expected. A new arrival in the Premier League from Reading. So far, he’s been used sparingly by Crystal Palace, making just two appearances from the bench and getting 13 minutes of action.
Nigerian duo Kelechi Iheanacho and Ademola Lookman were the hero for English Premier League giants Leicester City football club on Wednesday night, as they both scored in their team's 2-0 victory over Millwall football club in the Carabao Cup. Kelechi Iheanacho was exceptional for the Foxes last season, and he was able to score a lot of goals for the team to guide them to the 5th spot of the English Premier League table.
Nigeria over the years have been lucky enough to have some of the best players in the world performing incredibly with their respective clubs in Europe. Talking about performance, the likes of Victor Osimhen ( Napoli), Kelechi Iheanacho ( Leicester City) and Wilfred Ndidi ( Leicester City) to mention a few, comes to mind.
LEI 2:2 BUR: Iheanacho has clearly shown Brendan Rodgers why he needs to always start for the Foxes.
Jamie Vardy scored brace as Leicester City drew 2:2 against Burnley at the King Power Stadium today. The Leicester City forward scored in the 37th and 85th minutes to rescue a point for the Foxes. Burnley took a 2:1 lead in the first half. Jamie Vardy's own goal in the 12th minutes put the visitors ahead, but Vardy got the equalizer for the host in the 37th minutes.
There has been a lot of explanations concerning the potential reasons why Kelechi Iheanacho failed to perform at the highest level when he played for Manchester City. Iheanacho was once seen as the future of African football in Europe, but the former Manchester City striker soon faded away as the likes of Aguero and Gabriel Jesus were used ahead of him.
There is news about some Nigerian strikers in Europe. On Wednesday, September 22nd Nigerian strikers painted Europe green with goals for their respective sides in various leagues. In a Carabao Cup third-round fixture, Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Kelechi Iheanacho was on target for Premier League giants Leicester City as they recorded a 2-0 win against the lower side Millwall away from home.