Nigerian Team of the Week: May 12-15, 2023

Nigerian Team of the Week: May 12-15, 2023

  • Akpeyi gets the nod in goal
  • Awaziem & Ucheibe shine in defence
  • Gavi makes an appearance in midfield
  • Orban & Awoniyi lead the attack
  • Here’s the Nigerian Team of the Week.

GK - DANIEL AKPEYI - MAROKA SWALLOWS

Daniel Akpeyi delivered an outstanding performance, securing a clean sheet with crucial saves to deny Royal AM any goals in a 1-0 win for his team.

CB - CHRISTY UCHEIBE - BENFICA

Christy Ucheibe showcased her defensive prowess and contributed significantly in the attack, providing two assists in SL Benfica Feminino’s [5-1] victory

CB - CHIDOZIE AWAZIEM - HAJDUK SPLIT

Chidozie Awaziem had a standout weekend, scoring a well-taken goal and winning 8 duels to help his side keep a clean sheet and earn a [3-0] victory

CB - HAMDI AKUJOBI - ALMERE CITY FC

Hamdi Akujobi made his presence felt both defensively and offensively. He scored a vital goal, made 5 tackles, and created 1 goalscoring opportunity in Almere City FC’s [2-2] draw

LM - RASHEEDAT AJIBADE - ATLETICO MADRID

Rasheedat Ajibade came off the bench to score a well-taken goal which earned a point against Villarreal. She also created 1 goalscoring opportunity for her side.

MF - RAPHAEL ONYEDIKA - CLUB BRUGGE

Despite Club Brugge's [3-2] defeat at Antwerp, Raphael Onyedika's tireless work in midfield was evident, as he won 7 duels and made 3 interceptions.

MF - THOMPSON GAVI - FC HEGELMANN

Thompson Gavi was in fine form, netting 2 impressive goals in his side’s [2-3] defeat against Šiauliai.

RM - IBRAHIM SAID - VIBORG

Ibrahim Said had a memorable day scoring 2 crucial to lead Viborg FF to a [2-0] victory over Randers FC

ST - ADELEKE AKINYEMI - MFK KARVINA

Adeleke Akinyemi was unstoppable, scoring a hattrick in MFK Karvina’s [0-3] victory over Dukla Praha.

ST - TAIWO AWONIYI - NOTTINGHAM FOREST

Taiwo Awoniyi continued his impressive form, scoring 2 well-taken goals in Nottingham Forest’s impressive 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

ST - GIFT ORBAN - KAA GENT

Gift Orban had a great week, netting an impressive hat-trick to help KAA Gent defeat Cercle Brugge [0-4] from home. His goal-scoring exploits earns him the EaglesTracker Nigerian Star of the Week honours

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