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Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho: Leicester City nominate Super Eagles duo for young player of the season
PublishedBy: in sports/footballApril 12, 2018

Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho

Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho are up for awards at Leicester City.

Super Eagles duo Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho have been nominated by Leicester City for the clubs young player of the season award.

Kelechi has struggled to displace regular attacking options Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki, while Ndidi has been a top performer for Leicester due to his consistency in the starting line up.

Ndidi moved to Leicester City during the 2016 winter transfer window and was joined by compatriot Kelechi at the start of the 2017 season.

Both players will have competition for the award from teammates, Demarai Gray, Ben Chilwell and Fousseni Diabaté.


Leicester City reserve players Harvey Barnes, Hamza Choudhury and Josh Knight also make the list.

Kelechi and Ndidi were also nominated for the player of the season award.

All 30 players with the first team set-up were all nominated for the player of the season award, which included Ndidi, Iheanacho as well as departed forward Ahmed Musa.

Iheanacho, however, was the member of the Nigerian duo who was nominated for the goal of the season award.


The 21-year-old who is Nigeria’s top scorer in the FA Cup was nominated for one of his strikes in the competition against Peterborough United.

Voting for all categories in the Leicester City awards will close on Friday, April 20. 

Iheanacho and Ndidi will discover if they have been voted winners when the award ceremony holds on Tuesday, May 1.

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