Iwobi battles Sadio Mane, Yaya for Premier League award

Iwobi battles Sadio Mane, Yaya for Premier League award
Arsenal attacker Alex Iwobi

by Samm Audu

Thursday Jan 05, 2017. 17:04

Nigeria youngster Alex Iwobi of Arsenal will fight it out with Yaya Toure from Manchester City and Liverpool’s Sadio Mane for the December 2016 African Player of the month in the Premier League.

The New African Soccer Awards have shortlisted Manchester City’s Yaya Toure, Liverpool Senegalese forward Said Mane and Alex Iwobi of Arsenal for the December 2016 African Player of the Month in the English Premier League.

In a brief release, the New African Soccer Awards called on journalists and its teeming followers to vote on their choice of the Award winner and continue to support the initiative.

Yaya Toure last won the Award in December 2015 and has endured a torrid start to the current season before a recall that cemented his place in the first team and has performed well recently.

Sadio Mane has been very active and prominent in Liverpool’s title pursuit and will be sorely missed by the Anfield team when he jets out to the Africa Cup of Nations. His contribution to the team lying in second place has been phenomenal so far.

The young Alex Iwobi, who burst on to the scene in Arsenal towards the end of last season has continued to impress, and has even added a couple of goals to the mix.

The 20-year old is a favourite in the club and has earned his place on the shortlist despite a very busy schedule in December.



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