Ola Aina’s No-Look Backheel Assist For Nigeria Is Just Outrageous

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:

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:

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.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He’s a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He’s also an avid Bristol City fan.


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