Leicester City striker Kelechi Ihenacho dedicated his hat trick against Sheffield United to mothers around the world in a heartwarming post-match interview.
Ihenacho was in inspiring form as his Leicester City side completely dominated Sheffield, who are without a manager after parting ways with Chris Wilder.
Speaking To Sky Sports after the game, the 24-year old gave a special shoutout to mothers, despite losing his own when he was only 17.
“I don’t know how to express this, but I’m over the moon and delighted. I thank God almighty for this day because I’ve been waiting for this day to come,” he begun.
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“I’ve been working really hard and I’m really grateful to God. I thank my teammates and my manager for helping me grow. I thank everyone in the club for helping me out and I’m happy for this day.
“I’m going to use this opportunity to dedicate this hat-trick to all the mothers in the world. The ones who keep taking care of us. I wish them all a happy Mother’s Day.”
The Nigerian’s mother Mercy tragically died in 2013 after a battle with illness.
As a Manchester City player in 2015, Ihenacho opened up on his mother’s demise.
“My father (James) was a trader and my mum was a teacher, but she was laid to rest a few years ago which was really hard for all of us.