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Thursday 3 December 2015

Check out those nominated for English Premier League's Best African player award

Nigerian international striker, Odion Ighalo has been nominated for English Premier League's Best African player award for the month of November. Ighalo will face his African international brothers, the likes of Ghana’s Swansea City star Andre Ayew, Congolese winger of Crystal Palace Yannick Bolassie and Ivorien Arouna Kone of Everton.

Ighalo who has scored eight goals in the premier leagues matches, makes him the highest Hornets goal scorer in the league.

He scored for Nigeria in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nation’s qualifiers against Chad also scored for Nigeria in the international friendly against Cameroon in October.

According to a release by the New African Soccer, Ighalo won the award by an overwhelming majority in October, and he seemed to continue where he left off in October, playing well enough to earn him a place in the shortlist for November.

The Nigerian international played every minute of Watford’s November fixtures, which was a difficult month for them given the home loss to Manchester United and the away loss to Leicester City.

The award winner will be announced in a matter of days.

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