IHEANACHO ON TARGET IN PRESEASON DRAW
Nigeria national team forward Kelechi Iheanacho was one of the goalscorers as his Leicester City side played out a thrilling six-goal thriller with English Championship club Queens Park Rangers (QPR) in a preseason encounter played last week. The Super Eagles of Nigeria attacker came off the bench to find the back of the net against the London team.
Iheanacho scored a late penalty during the game played at the home of QPR, Loftus Road in West London after fellow African star PatsonDaka was brought down in the box. The Nigeria international didn't make any mistake from 12 yards out after Zambian international Daka was fouled in the box.
Daka is a new signing at Leicester City following his £25m transfer from Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg. The Zambian was impressive when he came off the bench against QPR for his third game since his move to the Premier League. He was largely anonymous in his first two games for the Foxes in preseason but he was able to show his quality against QPR.
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers started the QPR game with star striker Jamie Vardy as the only man upfront. Daka and Iheanacho came off the bench as established earlier and their manager liked the way both players linked up. Rodgers praised the two African stars in his post-match reaction after the QPR game.
Apart from Iheanacho and Daka, Kieran Drewsbury-Hall also scored for the Foxes against their Championship opponents.
The QPR encounter was the penultimate preseason game for FA Cup holders Leicester City. In the last preseason game, Leicester City defeated Spanish team Villarreal 3-2 at the King Power Stadium thanks to goals from CaglarSoyuncu, Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez. The Villarreal match was overshadowed by the serious leg injury sustained by young French defender Wesley Fofana.