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CSN January player of the month final shortlist

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Completesportsnigeria.com (CSN) presents the three nominees for the January 2018 Nigerian Player of the Month. To vote, please write the name of your preferred player in the ‘Leave A Reply’ field under the players’ profiles…

KELECHI IHEANACHODespite his early struggles after his move from Manchester City to Leicester City, Kelechi Iheanacho seems to be getting his groove back.

Though Iheanacho has found it difficult to command regular playing time in the Premier League, he found joy in the Emirates FA Cup in January, as he has scored vital goals to help the Foxes progress.Iheanacho kicked off the year as an unused substitute in Leicester’s 3-0 home win against Huddersfield Town in a Premier League clash on January 1st.In the 0-0 FA Cup away draw against lower division club Fleetwood Town on January 6, Iheanacho was brought on with 10 minutes remaining in the game.Once again in the Premier League, Iheanacho returned to the bench in Leicester’s 0-0 away draw against Chelsea on January, 13…

Iheanacho takes his chance

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Kelechi Iheanacho became the first player to score a goal awarded by a video assistant referee in English football as Leicester beat Fleetwood in an FA Cup third-round replay.Iheanacho opened the scoring - with a routine strike - from Islam Slimani's pass.The big talking point of the game came when the former Manchester City striker initially had a goal disallowed for offside from Riyad Mahrez's through ball.But referee Jonathan Moss liaised with video official Mike Jones, who told him Nathan Pond's trailing foot was keeping Iheanacho onside, and the goal was awarded 67 seconds after it hit the back of the net.Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, who missed the 0-0 draw in the initial tie,came on late on to face his former club, who are mid-table in League One.VAR passes first major auditionThe video referee was consulted in both those games, but never used to reverse a decision.So 16 January 2018 and the first VAR decision becomes a landmark date for English football, like the…

Mourinho; Marcus Rashford to play for Man United against Feyenoord

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has indicated that he will start with Marcus Rashford against Feyenoord on Thursday and also test out other players in the wake of the club's derby flop.

kelechi iheanacho meets pep guardiola

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The Nigerian met with the Citizens boss after he was unveiled to supporters at the club's training ground on Sunday

Iheanacho is becoming a star

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Iheanacho continues to show that he's more than at home in Pellegrini's first-team squad. With Wilfried Bony still two weeks away from a return from injury and Aguero given a break, the City boss now has the confidence to allow the teenager to lead the line.

Yaya toure: kelechi iheanacho will be a big hit

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The Manchester City veteran has said the young newcomer could become a big player for the Citizens going by his talent
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has tipped young team mate Kelechi Iheanacho to be a big hit if he keeps his head down and continues to work hard.The young Nigerian has been hitting the headlines for the right reasons this season as he scored once in the 3-0 defeat of Norwich City in the FA Cup at the weekend.Yaya, who missed the opportunity to become the only player to win the African Footballer of the Year award five times last week, said good things about the Nigerian youngster.“Yes, I am very close to Kelechi and he sees me as his mentor,” Yaya told SportingLife.“I see him closely and I trust him and I have been trying to push him up. I know what I have done to encourage him to continue to believe in his talent,” he said.On the future of Iheanacho, the midfielder believes that the forward could be a top player in no time.“I see him as one of my younger broth…
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