Super Eagles forwards Victor Osimhen and Ademola Lookman have been nominated in EA’s five-man shortlist for the Serie A player of the month award for October.
The Nigerians enjoyed great form in the month under review for their respective clubs, and their performances have not gone unnoticed.
EA Sports unveiled their five nominees for the Serie A player of the month on Wednesday and the two Eagles forwards were listed.
The pairs were listed alongside AC Milan striker Rafa Leao, Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic Savic, and Nicolo Barella of Inter Milan.
Despite only just returning from an injury that ruled him out for six weeks, the 23-year-old former Lille striker has scored 5 goals for Napoli in just three appearances in October, including the hat-trick he bagged over the weekend against Sassuolo.
In total, the former Lille player who was recently ranked the fourth most prolific striker in Europe’s top five leagues has scored eight goals from 11 appearances for Napoli in all competitions this season.
Osimhen was not on the score sheet as Napoli lost 2-0 to Liverpool in their final Champions League group match against Liverpool on Tuesday night.
Fellow countryman Lookman has been firing for Atalanta since he arrived from German side RB Leipzig in the summer.
The 25-year-old has made twelve appearances and scored five goals for his Serie A side this time. Four of his goals came in the month of October.
His superb performance has earned him a mention in EA’s shortlist for the player of the month award.
Lookman scored for Atalanta against Empoli over the weekend but faces more and probably the biggest hurdle so far in Italy against Osimhen as Atalanta host Serie A leaders Napoli on Saturday.
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