A total of 42 Nigerians players 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.”
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.
The Premier League has drawn up a list to determine the best ever Nigerian to have featured in the competition since its inception, thus including the former Arsenal, Chelsea, Bolton and Portsmouth stars.
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.
“Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Isaac Success and Odion Ighalo are the five Nigerians to play in the current campaign.”