Nigerian Team of the Week (September 9-12, 2022)

Nigerian Team of the Week (September 9-12, 2022)

  • Adeleye earns his spot in goal
  • Bassey and Awaziem impress in defence
  • Simon, Godwin and Ikwuemesi lead the attack
  • Here's the Nigerian Team of the Week

GK - ADEBAYO ADELEYE - HAPOEL JERUSALEM FC

The 22-year old shot stopper was in fine form for his side over the weekend, making 4 saves and keeping a clean sheet in their narrow league win.

LCB - CALVIN BASSEY - AFC AJAX

The 22-year old Super Eagles defender continued his fine start to life in Holland. He made 2 successful tackles, 2 clearances while completing 98% of his passes and keeping a clean sheet in Ajax’s big win over SC Heerenveen.

CB - IGOH OGBU - LILLESTROM SK

Ogbu continued his fine start to the season in Lillestrom’s hard-fought win over Stromsgodset. The 22-year old made 13 ball recoveries and was the most accurate passer on the night.

RCB - CHIDOZIE AWAZIEM - HNK HAJDUK SPLIT

Awaziem is settling into life at his new club, and performances like the one over the weekend can only help. He made 3 successful tackles, won 7 duels, made 8 interceptions and 10 ball recoveries in an all-round impressive display.

LWB - BRUNO ONYEMA - BOAVISTA FC

The 23-year old has settled into the first team of Boavista well. He put in an impressive performance, winning 2 tackles and creating 2 scoring chances for his side in their away league win.

RWB - IBRAHIM SAID - VIBORG FF

Said was in fine form for Viborg on Monday, scoring a goal while also creating 3 goalscoring chances for his side in an impressive and hard-fought victory over AC Horsens.

CM - KELECHI NWAKALI - SD PONFERRADINA

Nwakali continues to show flashes of his potential ability. The 24-year old scored a stunning first goal for his side, as they fell to a narrow home defeat against Real Zaragoza.

CM - IFEANYI MATHEW - LILLESTROM SK

Mathew put in a good midfield performance, completing 87% of his passes while also taking two shots on target and helping his side secure a hard-earned victory.

LF - MOSES SIMON - FC NANTES

EaglesTracker’s Player of the Month for August has not slowed down in September so far. The Super Eagle scored the second goal of the game for Nantes while also creating a goalscoring chance in their Ligue 1 encounter against Lorient.

CF - CHUKWUBUIKEM IKWUEMESI - NK CELJE

Ikwuemesi was the catalyst for his side over the weekend. He scored two well-taken goals to help his side overturn a 2-goal deficit and earn a hard-fought 4-3 home league victory. His impressive display earns him our Nigerian Star of the Week Honours.

RF - SAVIOUR GODWIN - CASA PIA AC

Godwin has not slowed down since moving up to the Primeira Liga with his side. His put in a Man of the Match performance for his side on Sunday, scoring a well-taken goal as they earned a hard-fought away victory over Pacos Ferreira.

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