After another superlative performance against Esperance last Sunday, it is no surprise that former junior international star, Kingsley Sokari, was chosen to the Team-of-the-Week for the last round of matches in the Tunisian Ligue 1 by the LNFP, the arm of the Tunisian Football Federation, FTF, that organises the league.
CS Sfaxien were held to a goalless draw at home in the big derby game but Sokari put up a brilliant show to further confirm his rising pedigree in the north African country, so much so that he is seen by analysts and fans as the best foreign player in the league.
And as further evidence of his output in the encounter with former Tunisian champions Esperance, the former Enyimba of Aba and Eco FC of Lagos linchpin was nominated into the first eleven selection after all the games of last weekend.
The 21 year-old has been enjoying rave reviews this season at cash strapped Sfaxien and is currently in Burkina Faso for this Sunday’s CAF Confederations Cup fixture against Rail du Kadiogo.
Sokari, who won his first full cap for the Super Eagles against Cote d’Ivoire in January 2015 and also featured for Nigeria at the 2015 FIFA U20 World Cup and All Africa Games for under 23s, is being touted to move to a bigger league in the forthcoming transfer window.
In only his first full season with the Sfax club following his mid term transfer in December 2015, Sokari has had a number of top selections like this, including the one after he inspired Sfaxien to a 2-0 win over Tataouine on December 23rd, 2016.