Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho Crowned EFL Championship Winners with Leicester City

Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho Crowned EFL Championship Winners with Leicester City

Nigerian stars Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho were crowned EFL Championship winners with Leicester City after a convincing victory over Preston North End.

Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho Crowned EFL Championship Winners with Leicester City

The Monday night clash saw Leicester City seal off a 3-0 victory over Preston North End, clinching the EFL Championship title and promotion to the English Premier League, Footballrover reports.

Super Eagles duo Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho played crucial roles in the team’s success, with Ndidi playing for 70 minutes.

His compatriot Iheanacho was unfortunately absent from the game, with his last outing dating back to April 9 in the narrow defeat against Millwall.

Key Points

  • Jamie Vardy led the Foxes to victory with a brace, while Kasey McAteer added a third goal.
  • Ndidi played 70 minutes, while Iheanacho was absent.
  • Leicester secured automatic promotion back to the Premier League earlier.
  • This is Leicester’s record-extending 8th Championship title.

A Record-Breaking Achievement

Despite having one match remaining, Leicester secured automatic promotion to the English Premier League earlier last week, setting a record in English football.

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Their eighth championship title in the second tier of English football is a record for any club in the country.

Jamie Vardy’s brace in his remarkable 12th year with Leicester and Kasey McAteer’s header sealed the win, with Vardy scoring once in each half to put his side in a commanding lead.

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Ndidi and Iheanacho’s Contributions

Throughout the campaign, Wilfred Ndidi, 27, made 31 appearances, scoring four goals and providing five assists.

Kelechi Iheanacho made 22 appearances, scoring five goals and providing one assist.

Both players will receive winners’ medals as Leicester City are presented with the Football League trophy at their final league match against Blackburn Rovers at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

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Congratulations pour in for Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, the EFL Championship winners of the 2023/2024 season with Leicester City, marking their triumphant return to the Premier League.

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