By Victor Kanayo
After his sterling performances in August, 2023, Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Nottingham forward, Taiwo Awoniyi, has been nominated for the English Premier League Player of the Month award.
The in-form Nigerian international started the campaign in red-hot form, scoring three goals in as many Premier League outings in August, before registering an assist for Anthony Elanga in Saturday’s 1-0 away win at Chelsea.
Awoniyi began the season by coming off the bench to score a late consolation against Arsenal, before scoring three minutes into Forest’s 2-1 home win over Sheffield United.
The forward, also scored early on in Forest’s dramatic defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford, as last season’s top goalscorer looks to top the charts again this term.
Other nominees for the award are: Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United), James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur), Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford), Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton), and Manchester City’s midfielder Rodri.
Voting closes at 12pm on Monday September 11, and the winner will be announced on Friday September 15, 2023 at 11am, according to organisers.