Leicester City: Ndidi, Iheanacho & two other African stars win 2023-24 Championship title

Ndidi, Iheanacho & two African stars help Leicester City gain Premier League promotion

Nigerian internationals Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, alongside Ghana’s Abdul Fatawu and Zambian forward Patson Daka, have all been crowned champions of England’s second division following Leicester City’s 3-0 win at Preston North End on Monday night.

Ndidi played 70 minutes at the Deepdale Stadium before being replaced by Hamza Choudhury; Fatawu, who assisted Leicester’s final goal of the game, played 84 minutes before being replaced by James Justin; Daka was an unused substitute; and Iheanacho was not in the matchday squad.

The Foxes knew a win in the game would see them get their hands on their eighth championship title, and they got off the mark through team captain Jamie Vardy, whose left-footed strike found its way into the back of the net.

The veteran English forward got his second goal of the game seven minutes after the halftime break, hitting the ball into an empty net after Wout Faes’ solo effort ricocheted off the post, to mark his 18th goal in the Championship this campaign.

Fatawu, who was a constant source of problems for Preston’s defence, provided Leicester’s third goal of the game as his cross was headed home by 22-year-old midfielder Kasey McAteer, who got his sixth league goal of the season.

Enzo Maresca’s side, who sealed immediate promotion back to the Premier League last week, have won the championship with a game to spare.

They currently have 97 points after 45 matches, seven points above Leeds United in second and Ipswich Town in third.

The Foxes will play Blackburn Rovers in their final league game of the season on Saturday, May 4, at King Power Stadium, where they will be awarded their winners medals and league trophy.

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