Leicester City Forward, Kelechi Ehenacho has been announced as the English Premier League player of the month for March 2021. Before the International break last month, the star player netted five goals in three appearances for the foxes. One of the goals that made the Nigerian-born player shine was his hat-trick against Sheffield United. Ehenacho won the award ahead of Chelsea defender, Andreas Christensen, Tottenham Striker, Harry Kane, West Ham’s Jesse Lingard, Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez, Manchester United Defender, luke Shaw, Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier and Brighton's Leandro Trossard.
Nigeria has confirmed their place at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, even before the kick-off of their game against the Benin Republic in Porto Novo. This follows a goalless draw between Lesotho and Sierra Leone in the early kick-off in Group L. The result means Lesotho can no longer qualify for next year’s tournament in Cameroon. It also means Sierra Leone cannot match the Super Eagles’ current tally of eight points. The Leone Stars now have four points after four matches, while their hosts have three, with one round of fixtures left.
Super Eagles of Nigeria have beaten the Crocodiles of Lesotho 3-0 in their final Group L match in the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Tuesday. Napoli’s frontman Victor Osmhen gave the Eagles the lead in the 22nd minute while a strike from Oghenekaro Etebo doubled the lead in the 51st minute. Substitute Paul Onuachu who replaced Osimhen in the 74th-minute score 9minutes after coming on to ensure maximum points for the Eagles. Following the conclusion of the qualifying series, Nigeria won Group L with 14 points gained from six games where they secured four wins, two draws, and no loss.