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.theguardian - 30 days ago

Kelechi Iheanacho: ‘People forget my name, they call me Senior Man’

Leicester’s Nigerian striker on the support he gets from Brendan Rodgers, how he overcame family tragedy and self-doubt, and why he loves playing alongside Jamie VardyKelechi Iheanacho is referred to affectionately by his Leicester teammates as “Senior Man”, a nickname that until recently might have struck outsiders as sarcastic.The player who could not usurp Sergio Agüero at Manchester City was for a long time the frustrated understudy to Jamie Vardy after moving to Leicester. But so far in 2021, at the age of 24, he is one of the most prolific strikers in English football. On Sunday Southampton may fear him more than anyone else in the semi-final of the FA Cup, a tournament in which he already holds three records. Continue reading...


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