Irankunda earns Young Footballer of the Year nomination for October

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Adelaide United teenager Nestory Irankunda has earned the October nomination for Isuzu UTE A-League Young Footballer of the Year.

The nomination comes after the first two starts of his professional career in October, with a stunning free-kick in a 6-0 win over Melbourne City highlighting a pair of wins for the Reds.

Irankunda earned the nomination via a voting panel made up of Boris Seroshtan, Warren Grieve, Teo Pellizzeri, Simon Hill, Gabor Ganczer and Tony Vidmar.

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The opening two rounds of the 2023-24 Isuzu UTE A-League season took place in October – and Irankunda wasn’t the only young player to impress throughout the month.

Fellow vote-getters included Wellington goalkeeper Alex Paulsen, Perth Glory forward Stefan Colakovski, Western Sydney’s Nicolas Milanovic and Newcastle Jets midfielder Clayton Taylor.

Melbourne Victory midfielder Ryan Teague also polled strongly for his performances at his new club, as did Irankunda’s Reds teammate Joe Gauci, Mariners defender Nathan Paull and Wellington centre-back Finn Surman.