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NIGERIA PLAYERS ABROAD: TEAM OF THE WEEK

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After the conclusion of weekend games in Europe, owngoalnigeria.com bring to you our regular feature on the best 11 Nigeria players in Europe.

Carl Ikeme: Nothing fancy but was decent, steady and he was rarely troubled but on two occasions he stood tall. He helped Wolves picked all three points at home.

Moses Odubajo: Whipped in very good crosses, would be one hell of player for Hull City in no distant future, he provided best chance of the day for his teammate Robert Snodgrass which was saved by Sheffield’s Goalkepper, a top save at the other end.

Elderson Echiejile : He was decent, cleared four goal bound moves, very steady and produced top notch defending all through the match, One of the best players for Monaco against Nantes.

Chidozie Awaziem: Growing in confidence, great passer of the ball and one for the future. He gave a decent outing for FC Porto against Belenenses. A ball playing defender with great upward trajectory.

Leon Balogun: He was the tower that made things happened for Mainz 05 at the defence, won an amazing tally of five tackles ahead of all other players. Chicharito and Bellarabi were both victims of his tough tackling defending.

Anderson Esiti: He was too strong for Vitoria Setubal Midfielders, great in tackles and his distributions were top notch. Technically overpowered his opponents with confidence of a veteran.

Wilfred Ndidi: The most improved Nigerian player at the moment, grit marking, iron clad defending and aerial dominance, he won virtually all his one-on-one tackles, provided an assist and he was trojan for Genk, neutralized Club Brugge’s offensive threat.

Raheem Lawal: He is the orchestrator for Osmanlispor, he started the move that led to thier first goal, he won balls and spread play all through the game, a constant threat to Trabzonspor’s defenders. Most of Osmanlispor attacks were initiated by him, he made our team of the week based on this performance.

Umar Aminu: Another player that made our team of the week again, his work rate is something of great importance and he was a constant threat as well to opposing Trabzonspor’s right back, he covered every blade of the grass for Osmanlispor.

Olanrewaju Kayode: Larry scored the equalizer for Austria Wien against RedBull Salzburg, with a free header inside the box, his constant pace was too much for Red RedBull Salzburg’s defenders to handle and good enough to earn him a spot in our team of the week.

Anthony Ujah: He was good in the air, flicked about four decent chances against Darmstadt, nearly had an assist fir Pizzaro but was saved by Darmstadt’s goalkepper. He scored a well placed goal after being set up by Yabatare and almost had a brace that was cleared on the line by Darmstadt’s backline.