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TEAM OF THE WEEK: NIGERIA PLAYERS ABROAD

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After the conclusion of weekend games abroad in various leagues of the world owngoalnigeria.com Nigeria football expert put together the best eleven Nigeria players on parade.

Vincent Enyeama: He was the man that made it possible for Lille to take away another 3 points with his point blank saves and reflexes. He bailed Lille out at 59th and 64th minutes respectively, the biggest save of the match occurred when Reims’ midfielder ; Devaux released a blinder and his shot was well gathered by Enyeama.

Tyronne Ebuehi: Played a good game at right-back against Twente, one of the shining lights on ADO Den Haag’s side. Ebuehi has been on the brink of first team action since the beginning of this season, has some cameo appearances last season and this season he has shown great improvement at right-back position.

Leon Balogun: He was named second best against Darmstadt, his club almost lost due the carelessness of Donati. Balogun stood up to the challenges moved to the right side of the defence when Mainz switched to 3-5-1 after going a man down due to the red card received by Guilo Donati, He won so many tackles and aerial balls; He was totally unplayable against his former club and he retained his position in our team of the week.

Kenneth Omeruo: He was the leader when Kasimpasa defeated Antalyaspor , his defensive alertness was of great importance in keeping Antalyaspor’s striker in check. Superb in tackles and turned at every set pieces against the opponent, he was pillar at back and he did it with great aplomb .

Kingsley Madu: Inspired Trencin to an away win and he gave it all, covered every blade on the grass with his runs and dribbles. Madu shown great composure anytime he ventured forward and by the same token, his defensive discipline was hum hum throughout the match.

Abdullahi Shehu: Put in a good shift against Belenenses, breaking up play, shielding Uniao’s defense and setting up the tempo for his teammates. It was not enough as Uniao shared points with Beleneses, however, Shehu’s performance was decent and he made our team of the week again.

Raheem Lawal: Osmanlispor did a good business with the transfer of Lawal, he has put some of their early season regular midfielders on the bench, Torje and Ndiye. He was spreading play and winning tackles, the anchor on which Osmanlispor’s midfield was built upon. He influenced play from the middle with his passes and work rate.

Umar Aminu: Full of pace throughout the game, great engine and good technique, it was clearly obvious when they named him as MOTM. So many things stood out for him: He was active with his trademark skills, penetrating moves and creative passes that were all wasted, best of the lot was the one he gave to Webo, his acrobatic shot hit the side net.

Olarenwaju Kayode: He replaced Vukojevic at the start of second half; he was a thorn the in flesh of SV Ried’s defenders, missed a decent chance when he twisted his shot past Reid’s goalkeeper and another great miss when he had only Gebauer to beat but his shot went off target. However, he was put through on a counter at 94th minutes and he scored to put FK Wien ahead again.

Ahmed Musa: Was the hero when ‘’2 Muscovites’’ met, full of running and almost had a brace. He scored a goal but what stood him was unselfish play throughout the game, he made couple of dangerous runs but with not too good end product.

Fanendo Adi: What a way to celebrate your call up to the national team, the goal has striker instinct written all over it. He used good body strength to cleverly poke the ball into the net. Adi was also immense with his movement, hold up play and a real menace to Columbus Crew’s defender.