Ola Aina Becomes First Nigerian to Win Premier League Goal of the Month


Super Eagles defender and Chelsea Academy product, Ola Aina has won the Premier League Goal of the Month award for November 2020.
The Torino loanee has entered the history books as the first player with a Nigerian passport to win the prestigious accolade since the award was introduced for the 2016-2017 season.

Aina’s spectacular strike against West Brom on November 2 fought off competition from Crystal Palace’s Eberechi Eze, Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, Southampton duo Danny Ings and James Ward-Prowse, Brighton & Hove’s Solly March and Leeds United’s Raphinha to claim the prize.

Thirty minutes in at Craven Cottage against the Baggies, the Super Eagles right-back doubled Fulham’s advantage with a wonderful strike into the top corner – his first goal in the Premier League in his seventh appearance.
Aina is the third Fulham player to win the Premier League Goal of the Month, after Jean Michael Seri and Andre Schurrle who won the prize for August 2018 and January 2019 respectively.
Aina’s goal was chosen by a panel of experts combined with a public vote, beating seven other contenders.