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Iheanacho loses Premier League award to Lingard

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Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, has lost out to West Ham’s Jesse Lingard, on April’s Premier League player of the month.

The Super Eagles star won the award in March and was on course to win it for a second consecutive month.

However, Iheanacho missed out to Lingard, who also had a brilliant month for the Hammers.

Had he won, Iheanacho would have become the second Nigerian to win two awards in the same season.

Peter Odemwingie remains the only Nigerian to win the award three times, and he won two in the 2011/2012 season with West Brom.

Other Nigerians to have won the award include Austin Jay-Jay Okocha with Bolton Wanderers and Odion Ighalo with Watford.

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