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Iheanacho’s Next European Mission Comes Against Peter Olayinka’s Club

December 15th, 2020 | by OETV
Iheanacho’s Next European Mission Comes Against Peter Olayinka’s Club
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Iheanacho’s Next European Mission Comes Against Peter Olayinka’s

Leicester City of England attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho will aim to continue his amazing burst of form and goals with The Foxes in this season’s UEFA Europa League when they tango Peter Olayinka’s Slavia Prague of Czech Republic in the round of 32, BSNSports.com.ng reports.

Iheanacho romped home a remarkable run of three goals and three assists in two matches in the group stage of the second-tier European club’s competition, and the out-of-favour former Manchester City youngster will hope to reenact that feat when Leicester travel to face Prague in Czech Republic for the first leg.

It was on October 23 that Iheanacho first scored one and assisted two goals in Leicester’s 3-0 Europa League win against Zorya of Ukraine, as the Super Eagles star made the best of a rare start for The Foxes and ensured he fully rewarded his manager’s trust in him with a top display.

Iheanacho made the assists for James Maddison and Harvey Barnes goals before scoring to cap up his man of the match display, buoyed by his 50th professional career goal, which included 21 for Man City, 21 for Leicester and eight for the Super Eagles.

The statistics also read 50 goals and20 assists in 80 games for the product of Taye Football Academy of Umuahia, who then made further marks with a brace in that kept Leicester on course to reach the Europa League knock-out stages after a crushing 4-0 win over Sporting Braga of Portugal.

Iheanacho’s double on November 2 helped The Foxes take control of Group G, top of the log and three points clear of Braga, after a third straight win in Europe, as the UAE 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup gold medalist and most valuable player spearheaded the hosts’ attack, and he will hope for more heroics against Olayinka’s Prague.

The same night will see Joe Aribo and Leon Aderemi Balogun join Glasgow Rangers will play Royal Antwerp, with Steven Gerrard’s side having won Group D ahead of Benfica, who will next take on Bukayo Saka, Folarin Balogun and Miguel Azeez’s Arsenal of England.

Dele Alli and Tottenham Hotspur have been drawn against Wolfsberger of Austria in the last 32 of the Europa League, in which Jose Mourinho’s side will first play away in February, having won Group J.

On the other hand, with a return to Shanghai Shenhua of China in January looming, Odion Jude Ighalo may not be with Manchester United when they head to Real Sociedad of Spain for the first leg of their last 32 tie, after The Red Devils were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League last week.

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