Super Eagles forward Kelechi Iheanacho will be seeking to become the first Nigerian and second African footballer to reach 10 goals in the English League Cup when his club, Leicester City visit Edgeley Park Tuesday evening to face their host,Stockport who campaigns in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system.
Iheanacho has scored nine times in 18 appearances in the competition to become Nigeria’s joint top scorer in the competition with Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Dele Adebola.
The 26 year old can however move clear of the duo Tuesday night as he bids to score his first goal of the season.
If he scores, he will take his tally to 10 and become the first Nigerian player to score double figures in the competition. He will also become the first to score at least 10 goals in all three major competitions in England.
He has scored 37 times in the Premier League in 170 appearances and 15 in 21 FA Cup appearances.
The Nigerian will also become the second African to score 10 goals in the League Cup after Chelsea legend, Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba who netted 10 times in 20 games across eight seasons.
Also seeking to move up in the Nigerian goalscoring chart in the competition will be Alex iwobi.
The in-form midfeilder has been described as the Toffees best player so far this term and can move into the top 10 ranking if he plays and scored when his club visit Highbury Stadium to face Fleetwood Town.
Iwobi has scored just thrice in the competition in 20 appearances.
The 26 year old will however move from 11th to joint 10th with his uncle Austin Okocha and Victor Moses if he scores to take his total haul to four.
Defender Semi Ajayi will also be eyeing his first goal of the season and third in five appearances in the competition if he scores at Pride Park where his club, West Brom will face their host, Derby County.
Ajayi is the highest scoring Super Eagles defender in the competition.
William Troost-Ekong and Wilfred Ndidi will be looking to score their first goal in the competition while Maduka Okoye could make his official debut for Watford after going five Skybet Championship games without a second of action.