Senior Pass: Which Ghana and Super Eagles stars combined to inspire Leicester?

Leciester City enjoyed a memorable win against Bournemouth thanks ti their Ghanaian and Nigerian stars. (Photo Credit: LCFC/X)

Senior Pass: Which Ghana and Super Eagles stars combined to inspire Leicester?

Izuchukwu Akawor 11:15 - 28.02.2024

Ghana and Nigeria put their rivalry aside to combine and inspire Leicester City in the Emirates FA Cup.

Leicester City booked their place in the next round of the Emirates FA Cup thanks to a moment of magic from their Nigerian and Ghanaian stars on Tuesday night.

Pulse Sports Nigeria reports that the Foxes defeated Premier League opposition, Bournemouth, 1-0 in extra time to book a spot in the quarterfinals thanks to Kelechi Iheanacho and Abdul Fatawu Issahaku.

Ghana and Super Eagles join forces for Leicester

Super-subs Iheanacho and new signing Fatawu Issahaku combined to grab the game's only goal as the Foxes defeated their hosts Bournemouth in the round of 16 at the Vitality Stadium.

Ghana’s Issahaku latched onto a lovely pass from fellow West African, Iheanacho, before firing an unstoppable effort into the top corner in the 105th minute.

Leicester City stars celebrate a much-needed victory against the Cherries.
Leicester City stars celebrate a much-needed victory against the Cherries.

It proved the game’s pivotal moment as Leicester held on to knock the Cherries out of the competition.

For Issahaku, it was his fourth goal of the season for the Foxes while his Nigerian teammate Iheanacho underlined his eye for the spectacular when he created the chance following a fine build-up play.

Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho created the decisive chance for Fatawu.
Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho created the decisive chance for Fatawu. (Photo Credit: Leicester City/X)

Despite coming from neighbouring nations, Issahaku and Iheanacho showed no signs of rivalry as they inspired the Foxes’ safe passage into the next round.

The duo and their Leicester City side will now wait for the quarterfinal draws slated for later on Wednesday.

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