"Antoine Semenyo has made great progress" - Bristol City boss Nigel Pearson lauds Ghanaian forward

Published on: 11 February 2022

Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson has heaped praise on Ghanaian forward Antoine Elorm Semenyo after he was named Sky Bet Championship January Player of the Month.

Semenyo scored three goals and provided three assists for Bristol City in the Championship.

The 22-year-old beat-off competition from Blackpool FC goalkeeper Dan Grimshaw, Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, and Queens Park Rangers midfielder Chris Willock.

"Antoine has made great progress and a real contribution to the collective effort," Nigel Pearson said.

"Everyone at the club is proud of him for winning this award. He is a real threat with his power and pace – he must be a nightmare to play against! His challenge now is to keep developing and adding elements to his game to make him even more effective."

Semenyo was chosen by the judging panel of Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman, EFL Communications Director Mark Rowan, and Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies.

The England-born Ghanaian has recently agreed to play for Ghana as the process of switching nationality has already begun.

He has scored five goals and provided six assists in 17 appearances for Bristol this campaign.