Nigerian Team of the Week: September 2-5, 2022

Nigerian Team of the Week: September 2-5, 2022

  • Adeleye earns his spot in goal
  • Bassey and Obileye impress in defence
  • Maja and Olusegun lead the attack
  • Here's the Nigerian Team of the Week

GK - ADEBAYO ADELEYE - HAPOEL JERUSALEM

Adeleye had a good evening in goal for Hapoel Jerusalem. The 22-year old made two saves and kept a clean sheet as his side secured a 3-0 home win.

LB - CALVIN BASSEY - AFC AJAX

Bassey continues to impress for his new side, contributing an assist from defence while keeping a clean sheet in their 4-0 victory over SC Cambuur.

CB - IGOH OGBU - LILLESTROM SK

Ogbu was one of the better performers for Lillestrom over the weekend. He made 4 tackles, 3 interceptions and 3 clearances in his side’s 3-1 defeat. His efforts however didn’t go unnoticed.

RCB - AYO OBILEYE - LIVINGSTON FC

Super Eagles hopeful, Ayo Obileye had another good outing in the heart of Livingston’s defence. He made 9 ball recoveries and 4 clearances, keeping a clean sheet and helping his side to a 1-0 victory over Hearts.

RB - CHIDOZIE AWAZIEM - HNK HAJDUK SPLIT

The Super Eagles defender made 2 tackles and completed the most passes in the match, as Hajduk Split cruised to a 5-1 home win.

CM - KELECHI NWAKALI - SD PONFERRADINA

Nwakali continues to impress in midfield for his new side. The 24-year old created 3 chances in the game as they fell to a 1-3 league defeat.

CM - OBINNA NWOBODO - FC CINCINNATI 

A rock in midfield, Nwobodo made 4 tackles, 1 interception and 11 ball recoveries as FC Cincinnati battled to a 2-0 victory over Charlotte FC.

LF - IBRAHIM OLAWOYIN - ANKARA KECIORENGUCU 

Ibrahim “Brymzy” Olawoyin has made a fast start to the 2022/2023 season in Turkey. The 24-year old scored his 2nd goal of the season and provided an assist, taking his tally to 6 goal contributions in only 4 appearances.

ST - JOSH MAJA - GIRONDINS DE BORDEAUX - STAR OF THE WEEK

Maja, fresh off a failed deadline-day move to England didn’t miss a beat for Bordeaux. He scored a fine hattrick to lead his side to a 1-3 victory over Paris FC. His performance earns him our Nigerian Star of the Week Honours.

ST - MOSES EBIYE - AALESUNDS FK

The 25-year old striker had a fine evening in front of goal, scoring a brace and leading his side to a hard-fought 1-2 away victory over Stromsgodset.

RF - OLAKUNLE OLUSEGUN- FC KRASNODAR

Olusegun is making his mark in Russia this season, and his MOTM performance over the weekend was nothing short of impressive. The 20-year old scored a well-taken goal and also provided an assist in Krasnodar’s 2-1 victory over FC Sochi.

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