Super Eagles striker Taiwo Awoniyi nominated for Premier League Player of the Month

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Nottingham Forest striker Taiwo Awoniyi has been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for August.

The nominees were announced this morning and Nigerians will be delighted to see Taiwo Awoniyi feature amongst the league’s best players this month.

The Nottingham striker will face some tough competition from other players in the Premier League, with five other players nominated for the award.

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The others are Jarod Bowen (West Ham), James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur), Rodri (Manchester City), Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) and Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton and Hove Albion).


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Awoniyi scored in each of Nottingham Forest’s first three matches in August, extending his overall scoring streak dating back to last season to seven consecutive Premier League matches.

He is now only the third African player, after Mohamed Salah and Emmanuel Adebayor, to score in seven consecutive games.

Fans can vote for their favorite on the EA SPORTS website until 12:00 BST on Monday, September 11.

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To determine the winner, public votes will be combined with those of a panel of football experts, who will be announced next week.

Awoniyi is currently with the Super Eagles in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, ahead of their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against So Tomé and Principe on Sunday.

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