Nigerian wonder-kids making us proud! Super Eagles attackers Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC) and Kelechi Iheanacho (
Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanchez and Manchester United starlet Marcus Rashford are also among the 40 nominated for the award.
Arsenal’s Iwobi has made 17 league appearances and scored twice for the Gunners, raking up a large amount of assists while Man City’s Iheanacho has scored 10 Premier League goals from just 14 shots on target in 30 appearances. No African has ever won this award since it’s inception in 2003. Hopefully one of our youngsters will bring it home.
Written by Damilola Okejide