Nigerian stars, Ndidi and Iheanacho nominated for Leicester City best player award

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Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi and his Nigerian teammate Kelechi Iheanacho have been nominated for Leicester City’s Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season awards respectively.

Ndidi and Iheanacho’s names were among the list of nominees for both categories of the awards released on Leicester City’s official website on Friday. Ndidi has won the Young Player of the Season award for the past two seasons following his arrival at the club from Belgian Jupiler League side KRC Genk.  He is a firm favourite for the higher award category this time around following another stellar season with the Foxes.

Other players in the race for the Young Player of the Season are Demarai Gray, Harvey Barnes, Youri Tielemans, Ben Chilwell, James Maddison, Filip Benkovi?, Ça?lar Söyüncü and Hamza Choudhury.

For the Player of the Season award, Ghanaian defender Daniel Amartey, Nampalys Mendy, captain Wes Morgan, Danny Simpson, Rachid Ghezzal, Shinji Okazaki, Harry Maguire, Filip Benkovi?, Matty James, Ricardo Pereira, Adrien Silva and Ça?lar Söyüncü were listed.

Others are Hamza Choudhury, Youri Tielemans, Ben Chilwell, Demarai Gray, Marc Albrighton, Danny Ward, Harvey Barnes, Jamie Vardy, Andy King, Kasper Schmeichel, Christian Fuchs, Jonny Evans, Fousseni Diabaté and James Maddison.

The winner of the awards will be announced at the end of the season dinner at the King Power Stadium on May 7. Other awards on the night include the Academy Player of the Season, Development Squad Player of the Season, Performance of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season.

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