The English premier league has unveiled a five man shortlist for fans to vote on which Nigerian player they think was the ‘Best Ever Nigerian Player in EPL history’
The list includes former Chelsea player John Mikel Obi, former Arsenal player Kanu Nwankwo, former Bolton Wanderers player Jay Jay Okocha, former Middleborough player Yakubu Aiyegbeni and former Chelsea player Victor Moses.
According to the Premier League’s official website, the poll was organized to recognize the impact Nigerians have had in the EPL since inception knowing that Nigerians like Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Isaac Success are currently lighting up the league.
Posting on their official website, the EPL said;
“Some exceptionally gifted players have come from overseas to light up the Premier League, and we are celebrating the talent that has arrived from some selected nations.””
“We are looking at the achievements of the Premier League’s top Nigerians, and we want to know who you think has been the best.”
A total of 42 have featured in the Premier League, more than any other African country, with Efan Ekoku being the first when he represented Norwich City in April 1993.”
“Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Isaac Success and Odion Ighalo are the five Nigerians to play in the current campaign.”
As at the time of this report, Kanu was leading the voting poll.