The striker has vowed to “continue to grow” after shaking off the shackles
that held him back during a testing time at Leicester City.
Having been deemed surplus to requirement at Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City,
the 24-year-old joined the Foxes on a five-year contract worth a reported £25 million.
However, he found himself playing catch-up due to several disappointing performances
which led to some critics questioning Brendan Rodgers’ wisdom in keeping the player at
the King Power Stadium.
But he finally looks to be repaying his manager’s faith in his ability by netting 18 goals
in 36 appearances to overtake Jammie Vardy as club’s top scorer this season.
Reflecting on his struggles to BBC Sport Africa, Iheanacho said:
“I think a lot of people wrote me off, but I never lost faith in myself.
“I was going through a crazy and difficult time when things just didn’t work out for me.
“But I’ve worked extremely hard, and also have the manager and other staff at Leicester,
and most importantly my brother and friend Wilfred [Ndidi] who stood by me.
“It’s been a really tough ride, but I’m just delighted it’s all come together for me.”
Iheanacho is expected to lead the Foxes’ attacking line-up against Chelsea in
Saturday’s FA Cup final.