Premier League Hall of Fame: Kanu, Yobo could get Nominations

Premier League Hall of Fame: Kanu, Yobo could get Nominations

The Premier League will launch its official Hall of Fame later this year and there’s a chance some Ex Nigerian players could be nominated as inductees.

Premier League chief Executive Richard Masters said, “Since 1992, the Premier League has been home to world-class players who have defined generations and provided us with compelling football season after season.


“A place in the Premier League Hall of Fame is reserved for the very best. It will be an occasion for our fans around the world to look back over the years and help us celebrate some truly exceptional playing careers.”


Among the conditions for induction is that the Candidates must have retired and only a player’s Premier League career is considered.


Several Nigerians have contributed to the development of the league and notable among them is Kanu Nwankwo, who won the league title with Arsenal and could be nominated for a place in the honors list.


Also, the likes of Celestine Babayaro, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Joseph Yobo could be in the running for nominations based on their contributions.


The duo of Mikel Obi and Victor Moses could also be in the running when they retire from football.


The Nigerians played for Chelsea and won league titles with the Blues, enjoying successful spells at the club.


Each inductee will receive a personalised medallion, engraved with the year of their induction.


The first two inductees will be announced at a special event on March 19 alongside a shortlist of additional nominees which fans will be able to vote for future inclusion.

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