Rejuvenated Super Eagles Midfielder Nominated for Premier League Player of the Month Award

Rejuvenated Super Eagles Midfielder Nominated for Premier League Player of the Month Award

  • Alex Iwobi has made a six-man shortlist nominated for the September Premier League Player of the Month Award
  • Other players in the cut are Philip Billing, Kevin De Bruyne, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Jacob Ramsey and Marcus Rashford
  • Iwobi was impressive during the month as he won the Man of the Match award for his performance against West Ham United.

Nigerian international Alex Iwobi has been nominated for the September award for the prestigious English Premier League Player of the Month.

The Everton midfielder has been included in a six-man shortlist following his outstanding for the Toffees during September.

Iwobi started two matches for Everton as he also became the provider for their winner against West Ham United, earning him the Man of the Match Award.

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles, Nigeria, Algeria
Alex Iwobi has been nominated for the September EPL Player of the Month Award. Photo: James Gill
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The 26-year-old also played a crucial part in their 0-0 draw in the Merseyside Derby against Liverpool at Goodison Park on September 3.

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Other players nominated for the award are Philip Billing (AFC Bournemouth), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham), Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa) and Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) for the top monthly accolade.

So far this season, Iwobi has made seven league appearances as he continues to flourish under manager Frank Lampard.

The former Arsenal man is away on international duty as the Super Eagles of Nigeria continue to prepare for their friendly match against the Desert Foxes of Algeria.

Nigeria face the Desert Foxes’ home-based team tomorrow at the Mohamed Maloiul Stadium in Constantine, followed by the main team on September 27 at the Oran Olympic Stadium.

Wilfred Ndidi ruled out of friendly vs Algeria

Meanwhile, Leicester City of England midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will not be part of the Super Eagles squad that will take on the Desert Foxes in an international friendly on September 27.

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Algeria will host Nigeria at the New Stadium in Oran, but the Nigeria Football Federation confirmed that Ndidi has left their camp.

The player’s injury status was not disclosed, but the NFF stated that the 25-year-old has returned to his base in England.

Tottenham interested in Victor Osimhen

Sports Brief earlier reported that with Harry Kane being linked with a move to join German club Bayern Munich next summer, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte could make efforts to sign Victor Osimhen.

It was gathered that the Italian tactician already spoke with Napoli chief Fabio Paratici that he would want the Nigerian striker to replace Kane.

Spurs are willing to offer a figure of around €85m (£74m) for the 23-year-old striker, with Conte believed to be stunned by Osimhen’s prowess in front of goal.