Nigerian forward Sammy Ameobi nominated for October PFA player award

Sammy Ameobi while in Newcastle United

Bolton Wanderers’ Nigerian forward Sammy Ameobi has been shortlisted for the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Fans’ Championship Player of the Month award for October.

Bolton made the announcement on their official website on Monday.

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The 25-year-old former Newcastle United player is in contention with five other players for the award.

The players includeLeo Bonatini and Diogo Jota both from Wolverhampton Wanderers, Lewis Grabban of Sunderland, Cardiff City’s Bruno Ecuele Manga and Queens Park Rangers’ Massimo Luongo.

Voting for the Championship Player of the Month award for October by fans, ends on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 8:00 AM.

The former England junior international was a regular in all four of Bolton’s matches in October in which they were undefeated.

Sola and Tammy Ameobi

Ameobi, whose elder brother Shola played for the Super Eagles at the 2014 World Cup, netted three goals in four Championship games in October for Bolton.

October PFA Fans’ Championship Best Player nominees:

Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers)

Leo Bonatini (Wolves)

Diogo Jota (Wolves)

Massimo Luongo (QPR)

Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City)

Lewis Grabban (Sunderland)

Born May 1992, Samuel Oluwaseyi Ameobi is the younger brother of fellow players Shola and Tomi Ameobi.

Born and bred in England, Ameobi was capped by England at under-21 level before switching his allegiance to Nigeria in August 2014.

On 31 August 2016, Ameobi moved to Football League One side Bolton Wanderers on a six-month loan contract following in the footsteps of his sibling Shola, who had a brief spell at Bolton in the previous season. Three days later he made his debut for Bolton in a 1–1 draw with Southend United at the Macron Stadium, coming on as a substitute for fellow debutant James Henry.He scored his first goal for Bolton in an EFL Trophy tie against Blackpool on 4 October 2016.

On 14 July 2017 Ameobi signed a one-year contract with Bolton Wanderers.

He attended Heaton Manor School in Newcastle and Grindon Hall Christian School in Sunderland, and finished school with 11 GCSEs before joining the Newcastle academy on a scholarship.

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