Nigeria-eligible and Middlesbrough striker Chuba Akpom has been crowned the EFL Championship Player of the Season for the 2022-23 season. Akpom’s exceptional talent and impressive performances on the pitch throughout the season earned him this prestigious award, which he graciously received at the EFL Awards 2023 ceremony held in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
As the Championship’s leading goal scorer, Akpom’s outstanding goal-scoring exploits were pivotal in driving Middlesbrough’s promotion bid forward, despite a slow start to the campaign. The event was attended by football’s renowned personalities, who joined in celebrating Akpom’s outstanding accomplishment.
Expressing his gratitude and excitement, the 25-year-old forward acknowledged the hard work and dedication that led him to receive the award. Despite facing some setbacks during the season, such as injuries, Akpom credited his recent success to the arrival of a new manager who brought out the best in him by positioning him as the number 10.
As Middlesbrough secures their playoff spot and currently sit in an impressive fourth place in the Championship standings, Akpom’s contribution to the team’s success cannot be underestimated. Furthermore, he remains eligible to play for the Nigerian national team, and his incredible talent will undoubtedly continue to shine in the remaining games of the season.