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TEAM OF THE WEEK: NIGERIA PLAYERS ABROAD

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Vincent Enyeama: He was back at its best against Toulouse, his presence was tested at 55th minutes when he saved a grounder shot from one of Toulouse attackers and late in the match, he was tested again but the shot missed the target. Enyeama’s form has propelled Lille out of the Relegation zone for now.

Tyronne Ebuehi: Rated as one of the top performers due to his overlapping moves which were well timed and measured, always at the right place to whip in crosses, He curtailed NEC’s winger and stopped goal bound crosses. He shown great strength in the attacking phase with his ball holding ability.

Elderson Echiejile “Uwa” : He was the brain behind Monaco’s first goal, he started the move with his clever play, set up his teammate who later passed to Vagner Love to score the opening goal. Uwa kept it simple going forward and he was good at defending as well. He was always at right position to Frustrate Lucas from wrecking havoc, good job by Uwa.

William Troost-Ekong: He showed his aerial strength to score FK Haugesund opener, he out jumped all other players to score the goal. He was super tight with his defending as well, he combined beautifully with Anthony Izuchukwu to prevent Aalesund’s strikers from scoring a goal. He has improved a lot compared to last season, this might be his last season in the Norwegian league based on his performances this season.

Awaziem Chidozie: He put up another excellent display, frustrated Vitoria Setubal attackers, he saved three goal bound moves, aerially won everything in the air, growing in confidence day-by-day and his passes were top notch. One of the reasons Porto is still chasing The title.

Anderson Esiti: Another excellent display from the man popularly called “Tank” by Estoril’s fans. He was named among the top performers, won the highest number of balls via-a-vis tackles. He made things happened for his club at the middle and he showed class with his ambidextrous passes to the admiration of the fans.

Shehu Abdullahi: Although his club lost but Shehu put up a good fight, sprayed well measured passes and shielded the defence very well. A Trojan that worked hard for his team. He won couple of one on-one tackles and drove his team in search of goals all to no avail, good performance by Shehu.

Alex Iwobi: It has been a great week for Iwobi, first against Barcelona and also Arsenal vs Everton. He raced on to Bellerin’s pass to scored a good goal, the touch and composure he showed for his goal, the touch and composure he showed for his goal was of a player mature beyond his years and the cherry on top, he won MOTM.

Aminu Umar: He scored a left footed blinder, his techniques were top notch and the way he ran into space highly cerebral, what a player. One of his greatest qualities and work rate is how he covers every blade on the grass, with his strength and mobility.

Ahmed Musa:He scored two well taken goals, instinct of a natural goal poacher, troubled his opponents with his amazing speed and diagonal runs and created chances for his teammates but it was wasted on numerous occasions but it was clearly obvious Musa’s level of football sense was way above his mates.

Fanendo Adi : He buried a rebound shot and at 80th minute, got Kyle sent off and scored a penalty to put TimbersFC at level with Real Salt Lake. He was too strong for Real Salt Lake’s defenders both on the ground and in the air, total dominance from Adi and he capped with a nomination of being among MLS team of the week