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Ola Aina’s No-Look backheel assist for Nigeria is just outrageous

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:

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.

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.

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.

Ola Aina vs Burundi

1 assist
60 passes
85% pass accuracy
2 key passes
1 dribble won
2 tackles won
3 interceptions
4 clearances
3 aerials won

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