Player Of The Month: Awoniyi Nominated For Premier League Of August

Nigerian and Nottingham Forest striker Taiwo Awoniyi has been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for August.

The announcement was made on the Premier League’s website on Thursday. Awoniyi is one of six players shortlisted for the individual award.

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

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

He joins Mohamed Salah and Emmanuel Adebayor as the only African players to achieve this feat.

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

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

Currently, Awoniyi is in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, with the Super Eagles preparing for Sunday’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against São Tomé and Principe.