Nigeria-eligible Akpom, Tella nominated for Championship Fans POTY award


By Sedara Philip

Nigeria-eligible forwards Chuba Akpom and Nathan Tella have been nominated for the 2022/2023 English Championship Fans Player of the Year award.

The nomination is in acknowledgement of their performances at Middlesbrough and Burnley respectively this season,

Chuba Akpom scored 28 goals plus two assists in 38 appearances to help Middlesbrough qualify for the Championship playoffs.

In the 2022/2023 season Chuba Akpom was exceptional to scoop the PFA Championship Player of the Year award, EFL Championship top-scorer award, Players player of the year award.

For Tella, it was a spectacular season as he fired Burnley back to the English Premier League, scoring 17 goals and assisting 5-others in 39 appearances for Vincent Kompany`s side.

Nathan Tella nominated for Championship award
The two Anglo-Nigerian players are favourites for the Your PFA @VertuMotors Championship Fans’ Player of the Year award which also has United lAmad Diallo, Viktor Gyokeres [Coventry City], Carlton Morris [Luton Town] and Iliman N’Diaye [Sheffield United] as nominees.

The winner will be announced after votes from members of the players, trade union, fans and the Professional Football Association.

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