Nigerian Team Of The Week


Following a three-day weekend, Ademetan Abayomi selects his Nigerian best XI.

Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs)

Played a massive part in securing a point at Black Leopards with a handful of crucial saves. Commanding.

Godswill Ekpolo (Haecken)

Part of the back line that defended so well against Falkenbergs and managed to thwart anything that the home side attempted to do. He scored and looked very comfortable for most parts. Impressive.

Jamliu Collins (Paderborn)

The 24-year-old Nigerian was at his best making interceptions and clearances throughout. Imposing.

Adesoye Oyewole (Orenburg)

Not one to back out of challenges he was unbending in tackles and attitude throughout. Had the opposition in his pocket and was also a menace at set-pieces. He also scored. Dominant.

Chidozie Awaziem (Rizespor)

Never at a loss to intercept or clear his lines. He led the back line admirably. Full of running, he has been one of the inspirations behind Rizespor’s season. Impressive.

Azubuike Okechukwu (Rizespor)

Like the dream-inducing sprite Puck, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, he hypnotized the opposition defence. Menacing.

Kingsley Sokari (CS Sfaxien)

Seemingly back to his old challenging self for Sfaxien. He was influential and involved in the game. Stimulating.

Anthony Nwakaeme (Trabzonspor)

Tucked behind the front two the forward had a monumental game, producing a clever assist. Epic.

Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal)

Arguably man of the match with his runs and decisive tackling. Was at his very best when netting the match winner with a touch of class. Crucial.

Henry Onyekuru (Galatasaray)

Although it took him a little time to find his feet it was certainly worth it with a fabulous header. Decisive.

Austin Amutu (Al Masry)

Al Masry main man as always. His 6th league goal of the season was certainly one to remember. Influential.


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