Kelechi Iheanacho Nets Wonder Goal, Ndidi Scores As Leicester City Defeat Burton, Video

Kelechi Iheanacho Nets Wonder Goal, Ndidi Scores As Leicester City Defeat Burton, Video

Babajide Orevba
updated at August 10, 2023 at 10:21 AM
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  • Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfried Ndidi led Leicester City to the second round of the Carabao Cup
  • The Nigerian internationals both found the back of the net in their 2-0 win over Burton
  • Iheanacho’s goal was audacious as the forward flicked the ball into the net with a stylish backheel

Nigerian internationals, Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi were on the scoresheet as Leicester City brushed Burton aside in a Carabao Cup first-round clash.

Leicester City defeated the hosts 2-0, with the Nigerian superstars finding the back of the net inside the Pirelli Stadium on Wednesday night.

In what could be described as the coldest of finishes, Iheanacho tucked home a wonder goal with a deft touch in the 6th minute to put his side ahead.

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Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfred Ndidi lead Leicester City to Carabao Cup second round. Photo: Alex Pantling
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Soccernet reports that it was an audacious back-heel effort by the Nigerian which found the back of the net, as the home fans were silenced in the early exchanges.

He then set up a made-in-Nigeria goal when he assisted fellow compatriot Wilfred Ndidi to grab the second goal of the encounter in first-half added time.

Iheanacho was voted Man of the Match, and now Leicester will be guests of Tranmere in the next round of the cup competition.

Iheanacho wins Leicester award

Meanwhile, Iheanacho was named Leicester City's best player for the 2022/23 Premier League season despite the club losing its status in the English top flight.

Despite featuring in only 13 Premier League games last season, the Nigerian star managed to score five goals for the Foxes.

He is now the first Nigerian to win Leicester City's Player of the Year Award and the first African to claim it since Algerian forward, Riyad Mahrez did the same in 2016.

Mourinho wants Iheanacho at Roma

Sports Brief earlier reported that Serie A giants Roma are reportedly interested in the signing of Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho as manager Jose Mourinho wants the Leicester City star.

Iheanacho and his teammates at Leicester City got relegated at the end of last term, and the Nigerian expressed disappointment that the Foxes will campaign next season in the Championship.

It has been gathered that Roma general manager Tiago Pinto was sent to England to hold talks with Iheanacho's representatives over a possible move this summer.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.