Jubilation As Nigerian Star Named in the FA Cup Team of the Semifinals

Jubilation As Nigerian Star Named in the FA Cup Team of the Semifinals

- Kelechi Iheanacho has been named in the Emirates FA Cup team of the semifinal

- The former Man City star made the list after inspiring Leicester City to the final of the competition

- Iheanacho has now scored 15 goals in 20 FA Cup appearances for the Foxes' and the Citizens

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Nigerian star Kelechi Iheanacho is definitely reaping the rewards of excellent performances despite playing for Leicester City.

The 24-year-old is the only non-Chelsea player included in the FA Cup team of the semifinal after firing his side to the final of the competition.

He scored the only goal that propelled the Foxes to victory over Southampton and they will battle the Blues in the final of the competition in mid-May.

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With a 4-5-1 formation, the Super Eagles forward starts from the striker's position in the team voted by fans.

Nigerian star Iheanacho named along with 10 Chelsea players in
Nigerian star Iheanacho celebrating his goal against Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium. Photo by Alex Pantling
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The duo of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner are playing from both flanks while Jorginho, Mason Mount and N'golo Kante take care of the midfield.

Kepa Arrizabalaga is the preferred goalkeeper for the team Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell protect the goalkeeper.

FA Cup Team of the Semifinal

  • Kepa Arrizabalaga
  • Reece James
  • Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Thiago Silva
  • Ben Chilwell
  • Jorginho
  • Mason Mount
  • N'golo Kante
  • Timo Werner
  • Hakim Ziyech
  • Kelechi Iheanacho

So far this campaign, Iheanacho has now scored 17 goals and six assists across all competitions while he is the highest-scoring African player in the history of the FA Cup with 15 goals credited to his name.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Kelechi Iheanacho has continued to find the back of the net with ease in the Premier League as he was a handful in their victory on Thursday night, April 22.

He was impressive in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion setting a new personal record after scoring the third goal for the Foxes in the game.

Iheanacho has now surpassed his previous Premier League record of eight goals in a season which he achieved during the 2015-2016 season when he played 26 matches for Manchester City.

Source: SportsBrief.com