Nigerian Team of the Week: January 13-16, 2023

Nigerian Team of the Week: January 13-16, 2023

  • Francis Uzoho gets the nod in goal
  • Plumptre & Ebuehi shine in defence
  • Onyedika runs the midfield
  • Lookman & Osimhen lead the attack.
  • Here's the Nigerian Team of the Week

EaglesTracker followed 110 matches potentially featuring Nigerian players from 78 different leagues around the world.

GK - FRANCIS UZOHO - AC OMONIA

Francis Uzoho kept another clean sheet in goal for his side, making 2 fine saves as Omonia won narrowly.

LB - CALVIN BASSEY - AFC AJAX

Calvin Bassey put in a fine display at the back for Ajax, making 3 clearances and creating 1 goalscoring chance as they kept a clean sheet against FC Twente.

LCB - ASHLEIGH PLUMPTRE - LEICESTER CITY WOMEN FC

Ashleigh Plumptre was immense at the back for Leicester, making 2 tackles, 2 clearances and helping her side earn their first victory of the league season.

RCB - HAMDI AKUJOBI - ALMERE CITY FC

The young defender made 6 clearances and created 1 goalscoring chance while keeping a clean sheet in his side’s narrow league victory.

RB - TYRONNE EBUEHI - EMPOLI FC

Tyronne Ebuehi’s first goal of the season was enough to clinch a 1-0 Serie A victory for Empoli over Sampdoria. The full back also created 1 goalscoring chance for his side in the match.

CM - OKECHUKWU AZUBUIKE - CAYKUR RIZESPOR

Azubuike Okechukwu makes our TOTW for the first time this season thanks to his fine display, making 2 tackles, making 1 interception and completing 83% of his passes in Rizespor’s draw.

CM - RAPHAEL ONYEDIKA - CLUB BRUGGE KV

The young midfielder put in a Man of the Match performance, making 5 tackles, 2 interceptions and completing 89% of his passes in a composed display.

LF - ASISAT OSHAOLA - FC BARCELONA FEMENI

Asisat Oshoala scored a well-taken brace as Barcelona claimed a comfortable away victory over Sporting Huelva.

ST - YIRA SOR - KRC GENK

22-year old, Yira Sor storms into our team of the week after a stunning goal and fine performance for his new side, KRC Genk in their 1-0 league win.

ST - VICTOR OSIMHEN - SSC NAPOLI

Victor Osimhen: Nigerian star of the Week

Nigeria’s Starboy, Victor Osimhen continues to impress, adding 2 goals and 1 assist in Napoli’s 5-1 drubbing of perennial champions, Juventus. His outstanding performance earns him our Star of the Week honours.

What do you think of the team ? Who missed out ?

RF - ADEMOLA LOOKMAN - ATALANTA BC

Ademola Lookman came close to earning this week’s star after also scoring 2 goals and providing 1 assist for his side, Atalanta as they stormed past Salernitana 8–2 in the Italian Serie A.

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