Taiwo Awoniyi was named in the shortlist for the August 2023 Premier League Player of the Month prize.
The Nottingham Forest striker scored thrice in four games for Forest, stretching his impressive showing from last term.
“The Nigerian striker scored in each of Nottingham Forest’s first three matches, extending his overall scoring streak dating back to last season to seven consecutive Premier League matches, only the third African player to do so,” the Premier League said in a Thursday statement announcing the six nominees for the award.
He will face competition from West Ham’s Jarod Bowen, James Maddison of Tottenham Hotspur, Rodri (Manchester City), Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford), and Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton and Hove Albion) in the race for the gong.
Fans can vote for the winner of the prize on the EA Sports website and have until 12 p.m. on Monday 11 September to do that.
In addition to their votes, a select team of football will also pick the winner who is to be announced next week.
Awoniyi will be part of Nigeria’s team when they take on São Tomé and Principe in an Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier this weekend.
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