Iheanacho Equals Okocha, Martins’ Premier League Record after Scoring On His Birthday

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh

Leicester City forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, made history as the third Nigerian to score on his birthday having found the net in the Foxes 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park last Sunday.

Iheanacho gave the former Premier League champions the lead on 31st minute capitalising on Joachim Andersen’s mistake.

That made him the third Nigerian to score on his birthday joining former Super Eagles captain Austin Okocha and and Obafemi Martins on the exclusive list.

Okocha was the first Nigerian to achieve the feat on August 14, 2004, netting a brace on his birthday as Bolton Wanderers defeated Charlton Athletic 4-1.

Former Newcastle United striker Martins equaled the feat four years later with a goal on his 24th birthday in the 2-1 win against West Bromwich Albion