Ola Aina makes English Premier League history

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Nigeria international Ola Aina has made history by winning the English Premier League Goal of the Season for November 2020, becoming the first player with a Nigerian passport to win the accolade since the award was introduced for the 2016/17 season.

The Fulham defender won the award for his spectacular effort against West Bromwich, linking up with Bobby De Cordova-Reid and Aleksandar Mitrovic before firing a ferocious shot into the top-left corner from outside the penalty area.

According to the premier league website, Aina’s goal was chosen by a panel of experts combined with a public vote, beating seven other contenders.

Aina is currently on loan at Fulham from Italian Serie A club Torino and the initial season-long loan deal has an option to make the deal permanent.

The 24-year-old, who started his career at English giants Chelsea, has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-18, under-19 and England under-20 levels.

Aina pledged his international future to Nigeria and obtained a Nigerian passport in preparation to making the switch from England to Nigeria in May 2017 and has played 17 international matches for Nigeria.

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