Nigerian Team of the Week: March 8-11, 2024

Nigerian Team of the Week: March 8-11, 2024

  • Okoye gets the nod in goal
  • Bassey impresses in defence
  • Iwobi stars in midfield
  • Ejuke leads the attack
  • Here's the Nigerian Team of the Week

GK - Maduka Okoye - Udinese Calcio

Maduka Okoye stood tall between the goalposts, denying Lazio by making six saves to inspire Udinese to a stunning [1-2] away win in Serie A.

CB - Calvin Bassey - Fulham FC

Calvin Bassey makes a second consecutive appearance on the TOTW after posting a dominant display - highlighted by two tackles, two interceptions, and two clearances - in Fulham's [2-1] loss to Wolves.

CB - Chodozie Awaziem - Boavista FC

Chidozie Awaziem was a rock in defence, registering three clearances and winning six duels as Boavista kept a clean sheet in a [1-0] win against Moreirense.

CB - Kevin Akpoguma - TSG Hoffenheim

Kevin Akpoguma put in a decent defensive shift, completing two tackles, four interceptions, five clearances, and seven won duels in Hoffenheim's tough [3-1] defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt.

LM - Alex Iwobi - Fulham FC - STAR OF THE WEEK

Alex Iwobi was Fulham's most impressive player as he scored the Cottagers' consolation goal and created seven other chances in their defeat to Wolves.
After hitting a career-high five Premier League goals, Iwobi is the Nigerian Star of the Week.

MF - Alhassan Yusuf - Royal Antwerp FC

Alhassan Yusuf was a relentless dynamo in midfield for Royal Antwerp, contributing three tackles and winning an incredible 12 duels as the Belgian champions defeated Kortrijk away from home.

MF - Usman Mohammed - Maccabi Bnei Reineh

There was no stopping Usman Mohammed from creating three chances, putting in four tackles, making six interceptions, and winning six duels to lift Maccabi Bnei Reineh to a [2-1] win against Maccabi Haifa.

RM - Nathan Tella - Bayer Leverkusen

Nathan Tella grabbed the crucial opening goal and created another chance that helped Bayer Leverkusen secure a [2-0] Bundesliga win over Wolfsburg and maintain their club's excellent unbeaten run.

LF - Rasheedat Ajibade - Atletico de Madrid Femenino

After winning the club's Player of the Month for February, Rasheedat Ajibade shifted gear to the next level, winning six duels and assisting the winning goal in her side's [1-0] victory over Sporting de Huelva.

ST - Chigozie Mbah - Uthai Thani FC

Chigozie Mbah delivered a man-of-the-match performance, assisting two of Uthai Thani's goals in their [3-3] Thai League 1 draw at Port.

RF - Chidera Ejuke - Royal Antwerp FC

Chidera Ejuke helped Royal Antwerp carve out a narrow away win at Kortrijk as he assisted George Ilenikhena's winner for the defending champions.

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