Ola Aina's No-Look Backheel Assist For Nigeria Is Just Outrageous
You need to see Ola Aina's outrageous backheel assist.
The 22-year-old, who used to be on Chelsea's books, produced a stunning pass to Odion Ighalo in Nigeria's opening game of the Africa Cup of Nations.
In the 77th minute, Aina executed a filthy defence-splitting ball to his teammate who found the back of the net. Time to gawk:
This backheel Assist by Ola Aina is World Class & the goal scored by Ighalo a beauty :fire::fire:- FUTBALL ARENA (@FutballArena) June 22, 2019
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85% pass accuracy
2 key passes
1 dribble won
2 tackles won
3 aerials won
Great season at Torino wasn't a coincidence. Ola is such a superb left-back/left wing-back! :flag_gn::flag_gn:#AFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/GWnQJkAIZz
Unreal vision from the Torino man. Needless to say, his assist was the talk of the game. Here's how social media reacted to his pass:
Outrageous assist from Ola Aina for Nigeria's opening goal of #AFCON2019. :clap::clap::clap:- John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) June 22, 2019
That backheel by Ola Aina. My God. Someone send me the gif.- Zito (@_Zeets) June 22, 2019
That's Ola Aina, who, like Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Mo Salah and lots of others, spent years at Chelsea playing hardly any games before being sold to another club where he'll get to play football.- Nick Harris (@sportingintel) June 22, 2019
OLA AINA IS A FUCKING BALLER!- Oluwamayowa. (@mayor_cyber) June 22, 2019
Ola Aina's game today :100:- Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) June 22, 2019
The audacity of that assist from Ola Aina. What the hell?- Mario (@Cerebrone) June 22, 2019
Nigeria resume their African Nations venture against Guinea before facing Madagascar.
Will the 'Super Eagles' go all the way? Let us know what you think.