- Alampasu gets the nod in goal, Balgoun & Ekong team up in defence, Iwobi runs the midfield as Onuachu spearheads the attack.
- Here’s the Nigerian Team of the Week 🌟
GK - DELE ALAMPASU - PIETA HOTSPURS
Dele Alampasu had a good outing over the weekend. The 25-year old made 6 saves in his side’s narrow league defeat.
LB - CALVIN BASSEY - AFC AJAX
Calvin Bassey was impressive in defence, making 3 ball recoveries and creating 1 goalscoring chance for his side, in their big league victory.
CB - WILLIAM TROOST-EKONG - WATFORD FC
Super Eagles vice captain, William Troost-Ekong scored his first goal of the season, while also making 5 ball recoveries, 3 clearances and 2 interceptions in Watford’s big home league win.
CB - LEON BALOGUN - QPR FC
Leon Balogun scored the winning goal for his side in their hard-fought home league win. The veteran defender also made 9 clearances, 4 ball recoveries and 2 blocks.
CB - KEVIN AKPOGUMA - TSG HOFFENHEIM
Kevin Akpoguma won 11 duels, made 7 ball recoveries, 7 successful tackles and 1 goal-line clearance as TSG Hoffenheim fell to a narrow league defeat against Bayern Munich. The 27-year old put in a standout performance for his side despite their defeat.
RB - OLA AINA - TORINO FC
Ola Aina opened the scoring with his first goal of the season, in Torino’s narrow victory over Udinese. He also made 7 ball recoveries, 5 clearances and 4 successful tackles (the most in the match) in an overall impressive display.
CM - INNOCENT BONKE - FC LORIENT
Innocent Bonke recorded his first assist of the season, made 6 ball recoveries, 3 interceptions and 1 clearance in Lorient’s French Ligue 1 draw away at Troyes.
CM - ALEX IWOBI - EVERTON FC
Alex Iwobi continues to impress for Everton this season. The 26-year old provided two fine assists in a Man of the Match performance, as Everton picked up a much-needed win. His 5-Star performance earns him our Nigerian Star of the Week honours.
ST - TAIWO AWONIYI - NOTTINGHAM FOREST
Super Eagles striker, Taiwo Awoniyi had a day to remember. The 25-year old scored the only goal of the game while also creating 3 goalscoring chances for him teammates, as Nottingham Forest defeated Liverpool in an entertaining PL encounter.
ST - PAUL ONUACHU - KRC GENK
Paul Onuachu made it 8 goals in his last 5 matches with a brace in KRC Genk’s away Belgian Pro League victory over Antwerp.
ST - VICTOR OSIMHEN - SSC NAPOLI
Nigeria’s Starboy, Victor Osimhen was the hero for Napoli over the weekend. The 23-year old striker scored with a brilliant strike to seal a hard-fought [0-1] Italian Serie A victory over AS Roma. His 3rd goal in consecutive matches.