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Awoniyi nominated for Premier League Player of the Month for August

Nigeria and Nottingham Forest striker Taiwo Awoniyi has been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for August.

Awoniyi was announced as one of the nominees on the Premier League’s website on Thursday.

He was shortlisted alongside five other players for the individual award.

The others are Jarod Bowen (West Ham), James Maddison (Tottenham Hotspur), Rodri (Manchester City), Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) and Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Awoniyi scored in each of Nottingham Forest’s first three matches in August, extending his overall scoring streak dating back to last season to seven consecutive Premier League matches.

He is now only the third African player to score in seven consecutive matches, after Mohamed Salah and Emmanuel Adebayor.

Fans have until 12:00 BST on Monday 11 September to pick their favourite via the EA SPORTS website.

The public votes will be combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the winner, who will be announced next week.

Awoniyi is currently in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, with the Super Eagles ahead of Sunday’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against São Tomé and Principe.

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