Nigerian Team of the Week (May 19-22, 2023)

Taiwo Awoniyi headlines the Nigerian Team of the Week for May 19-22, 2023

  • Akpeyi gets the nod in goal
  • Awaziem & Ebuehi impress in defence
  • Gavi partners Ndidi in midfield
  • Olatunji teams up with Star of the Week, Awoniyi up front.
  • Here’s the Nigerian Team of the Week.

GK - DANIEL AKPEYI - MAROKA SWALLOWS FC

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Akpeyi was solid between the goalposts, keeping yet another clean sheet to help Maroka Swallows beat Gallants in the South African PSL.

LB - BRUNO ONYEMAECHI - BOAVISTA FC

Onyemaechi's defensive output was highlighted by the 5 duels he won as Boavista picked up an impressive draw with Braga.

CB - SAMUEL ODEOYIBO - FC HEGELMANN

Odeoyibo delivered a fine display in defence, keeping a clean sheet, and also adding a goal to lift FC Hegelmann to a big win over Banga.

CB - CHIDOZIE AWAZIEM - HNK HAJDUK SPLIT

With 6 duels won and 9 clearances, Awaziem showed his outstanding defensive nous as HNK Hajduk Split kept a clean sheet in their hard-fought win at Slaven Belupo.

RB - TYRONNE EBUEHI - EMPOLI FC

Tyronne Ebuehi kept up his recent excellent form as he won 5 duels, made 5 clearances and created 1 goalscoring chance in Empoli humbling of Juventus.

CM - WILFRED NDIDI - LEICESTER CITY FC

Wilfred Ndidi made 5 tackles, won 6 duels, and added 2 blocks and 2 interceptions to help Leicester City keep their survival hopes alive with a crucial draw at Newcastle United.

CM - THOMPSON GAVI - FC HEGELMANN

Thompson Gavi supplied 2 assists to power FC Hegelmann to a [5-0] home win over FK Banga.

LF - SAVIOUR GODWIN - CASA PIA AC

Saviour Godwin was on the scoresheet, and he also created 4 goalscoring chances as Casa Pia were held to a [2-2] home draw.

ST - TAIWO AWONIYI - NOTTINGHAM FOREST

Awoniyi scored one of the most important goals in Nottingham Forest history, to guide them to a [1-0] win over Arsenal and secure their Premier League status for another season. His performance earns him the Nigerian Star of the Week honours.

ST - VICTOR OLATUNJI - FC SLOVAN LIBEREC

Victor Olatunji was the star of the show as he bagged a brace in Slovan Liberec's commanding [0-4] win away at Hradec Králové.

RF - ALEX IWOBI - EVERTON FC

Alex Iwobi was in fine form for Everton as he contributed 4 interceptions and won 4 duels in the Toffees' crucial draw that gave them a fighting chance heading into the final match of the EPL season.

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