The Cote d’Ivoire striker scored four goals against Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday.
Ajax forward Sebastien Haller has been shortlisted for the Champions League Player of the Week.
In his debut in the European competition, the Cote d’Ivoire international found the net on four occasions.
As the Dutch elite division side decimated hosts Sporting Lisbon 5-1 at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.
That saw him become the second player after Netherlands great Marco van Basten to score four times on a Champions League debut.
Moreover, he became the first African to score at least four goals in a match in the tournament’s history.
He will compete with Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, DR Congo prospect Christopher Nkunku and Borussia Dortmund youngster Jude Bellingham,
for the individual player accolade.
Lewandowski bagged a double as the German elite division side went to Camp Nou, saw and hammered Barcelona 3-0.
Bellingham on the other hand contributed a goal plus an assist to help Dortmund pick a 2-1 away triumph over Besiktas at Vodafone Park.
Despite RB Leipzig’s 6-3 defeat to Premier League side Manchester City, Nkunku found the net on three occasions at the Etihad Stadium.
The player with the highest number of votes will be crowned as the Champions League Player of the Week.