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TEAM OF THE WEEK – NIGERIAN PLAYERS ABROAD

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Carl Ikeme: He was very imposing with aerial ball handling and calmness, one of the reasons Wolves picked a point at QPR. He organized his defense very well with great composure

Moses Odubajo: He made a goal-bound clearance, was a nightmare for Fulham’s defenders and he capped it with a penalty that gave Hull a valuable away win

Wilfred Ndidi: He was good with blockings and tackles; he joined the attack when it was safe to do so. In the absence of a legit LB, the only versatile player that did enough to book a place in our team of the week is Ndidi.

Leon Balogun: He was neat with his tackles, won many aerial duels and very resilient in defending. Although his team lost but he did enough to book a place in our team of the week

Kenneth Otigba: He came in at the start of the second half, drove his team with a ‘’tiger’’ attitude plus assured commanding performance and he nailed his spot in our team of the week with bullet header goal.

Anderson Esiti: He was a tank, pulling down attacking forays of the opponent and his ball distribution is something to note as well. He was also picked as one of the top performers in his team.

Abdullahi Shehu: Since he broke into the starting 11, Shehu has been a pillar at the heart of Uniao Madeira midfield, churning out great performances week-in-week-out, he capped it with a goal yesterday.

John Chibuike: Without mincing words, John Chibuike has been one of the best attacking midfielders in Turkey, creating goals and scoring his own fair share as well. Although his team lost but he was rated as one of the top performers against Busarspor . He capped it with 2 well taken goals.

Aminu Umar: He was a thorn in the flesh of Galatassaray’s defenders, his hard work paid off with 2 well taken goals and his dribbles were spot on to draw Gala’s defenders out to free Ndiaye but these were wasted on all occasions

Anthony Ujah: He won aerial battles, flicked delicate balls and a near assist that was wasted by his teammate. He nearly put his side ahead in the game but his left footed shot missed the target. He popped up at the right time to score a wonderful goal at the dot of 90 minutes.

Odion Ighalo: What else can we say? Arguably the most inform Nigerian striker in Europe at the moment, dishing out his trademark dribbles ‘’Ighalo-scoop’’ above all, he scored a good goal to be picked as last player in our team of the week.

See you next week folks, please drop a comment !