In a stellar recognition of his outstanding performance, Super Eagles and Hull City defender Ola Aina has earned a coveted place in the Whoscored English Championship Team of the Week. The acknowledgment comes in the wake of Aina’s impressive display for Hull City, contributing significantly to their resounding 6-1 victory over Birmingham in a Championship clash at the KCOM Stadium last Saturday.
Aina, currently on loan from Chelsea, played the entire duration of the match, showcasing his defensive prowess and contributing to Hull’s convincing win. The inclusion of Aina in the Team of the Week aligns with the stellar performances of three of his Hull teammates, namely Jarrod Bowen, Sebastian Larsson, and Kamil Grosicki.
The defensive lineup of the Team of the Week also features notable players such as Derby County’s Curtis Davies, Sheffield Wednesday’s Adam Reach, and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Ryan Bennett. The midfield is bolstered by the presence of Romain Saiss from Wolverhampton Wanderers, alongside Hull City’s dynamic duo, Bowen and Larsson. The striking force comprises Tom Bradshaw from Barnsley and Gary Hooper from Sheffield Wednesday.
Aina’s inclusion in the prestigious lineup underscores his impact on the pitch, and his consistent contributions are being recognized beyond the club level. As Aina prepares to join his Super Eagles teammates in Uyo for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Chipolopolo of Zambia, his recent accolade adds to the anticipation surrounding his role in Nigeria’s crucial World Cup campaign.