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TEAM OF THE WEEK: NIGERIA PLAYERS ABROAD

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Vincent Enyeama- Inspired Lille to another valuable win over Ajaccio, he was not really tested but on few occasions that Ajaccio attackers did get the ball across to him he was up to the challenge.

Tyronne Ebuehi- Another Nigerian youngster making giant stride at modest ADO Den Haag, he had a decent game, nimble footwork, good speed and not too bad crosses. He was the preferred choice again at the right back and he did not disappoint, Ado Den Haag won an away game.

Stanley Amuzie- Played as a sub and he scored most important goal that pushed his club up the ladder. Amuzie to our surprise played as winger again and couple of times this season he has been deployed as a left winger rather than his preferred position as a left back

Fengor Ogude: Ever since he returned from Injury, Ogude has been a pillar for the rejuvenated Russian side, won an amazing highest number of tackles, the highest figure by any player. He kept it simple with his passes and made two goal bound clearances, it was a pretty good performance to help Amkar pick a point at relegation bound Mordovia Saransk.

Leon Balogun: Scored a beautiful goal, rose above every other player to head in a goal from a well taken free kick to put Mainz 2-0 ahead. He was head and shoulder a every other Mainz’s players, won tackles and aerial battles at will, delivered great passes and it was unfortunate his team lost due to carelessness on the part of other defenders.

Kenneth Otigba: Another beast mode performance from Nigerian defender, he was very resolute in defending and made some last ditch tackles against the forwards he was up against to stop couple of Excelsior’s goal bound moves. A dangerous player at every set pieces and also a tough nut to crack for Excelsior’ strikers. Heereveen went home with a point gradually moving up the table.

Joel Obi: He was good at every counter attack and did a yeoman’s job at retrieving the ball from the opponent. Bologna’s Diawarra will never forget Joel Obi in a hurry, his passes were really good and he set Bellotti up twice who wasted both opportunities. He made our team of the week performance based on the strength of this performance.

Eddy Onazi- A dominant factor, he combined beautifully with Lucas Biglia and Parolo, Lazio cruised home with another back to back win and with his performance he has justified the confidence Simone Inzaghi had in him. He capped his performance with a fine goal from a solo effort after good interchange of passes with Klose, smashing the ball past the opponent’s goalkeeper to put Lazio 2-0 ahead.

Simon Moses- He replaced Boussoufa Mubbarak at 74 mins and after few minutes he stamped his authority with a textbook goal, he dribbled past 4 defenders very akin to ’’Messi-resque’’ move and powered it past Oostende GK. He was handful for the opponent and resourceful, decent performance from Simon.

Aaron Samuel: He was excellent apart from the goal, he was CSKA’s best player at the final third, set his teammates up three times with final passes but they wasted it. He was mobile, ran the show for them and he reacted to a spilled ball for the equalizer.

Fanendo Adi- He scored two second-half goals for Portland Timbers’ 3-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes He replaced D. Mattocks at 63rd minutes and in the 65th minutes scored a silky goal before adding another at the 98 mins which happened to be the insurance goal for Portland Timbers.