Nigerian Team of the Week: Feb 24-27, 2023

Team of the Week: Feb 24-27, 2023

  • Nnadozie gets the nod in goal
  • Bruno shines in defence
  • Nwobodo partners Iwobi in midfield
  • Ighalo leads the attack
  • Here's the Nigerian Team of the Week

GK - CHIAMAKA NNADOZIE - PARIS FC

Super Falcons goalkeeper, Chiamaka Nnadozie kept a clean sheet in goal for Paris FC as they cruised to a [0-3] league victory over Reims.

LCB - BRUNO ONYEMAECHI - BOAVISTA FC

Super Eagles, Bruno Onyemaechi assisted the winning goal for Boavista, while also making 4 ball recoveries and 2 interceptions in their [1-3] Portuguese Primera Liga victory over Pacos de Ferreira.

CB - IGOH OGBU - SK SLAVIA PRAGUE

23-year old defender, Igoh Ogbu was at the heart of defence for SK Slavia Prague. He made 9 interceptions and 3 tackles while helping his side earn a clean sheet in their [2-0] Czech Fortuna Liga victory over FC Slovacko.

RCB - KEVIN AKPOGUMA - TSG HOFFENHEIM

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Kevin Akpoguma put in a good defensive shift for TSG Hoffenheim, making 4 clearances, 2 tackles and completing 83% in his side’s narrow [0-]1 German Bundesliga defeat at home to Borussia Dortmund.

LM - PETER OLAYINKA - SK SLAVIA PRAGUE

Igoh’s teammate and club captain, Peter Olayinka makes his way into our TOTW following his two-goal performance in Slavia Prague’s [2-0] Czech Fortuna Liga victory over FC Slovacko. His fifth and sixth league goals of the season.

CM - OBINNA NWOBODO - FC CINCINNATI

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Obinna Nwobodo opened up his 2023 MLS season with a goal in FC Cincinnati’s hard-fought [2-1] victory over Houston Dynamo. He also made 11 ball recoveries and 3 interceptions in an all-round impressive display.

CM - ALEX IWOBI - EVERTON FC

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Alex ‘Big 17” Iwobi makes another appearance in our TOTW despite a disappointing result for his club, Everton. The 26-year old created 2 goalscoring chances while also making 2 tackles and having a shot on target in their [0-2] English Premier League defeat against Aston Villa.

RM - SAMUEL CHUKWUEZE - VILLARREAL CF

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Samuel Chukwueze scored for the second straight Spanish La Liga match, topping it off with an assist for the winning goal in Villarreal’s [2-1] victory over Getafe.

ST - VICTOR BONIFACE - ROYALE UNION SAINT-GILLOISE

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22-year old forward, Victor Boniface continues to impress for RUSG in Belgium. He scored both goals for his side while also creating 3 goalscoring chances as they fell to a [4-1] Pro League defeat against KVC Westerlo.

ST - ODION IGHALO - AL HILAL SAUDI FC

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‘Uncle Jude’, Odion Ighalo was on fire for Al Hilal, scoring FOUR goals as they smashed seven goals past Al-Duhail in the semifinals of the AFC Champions League. His outstanding performance earns him our Nigerian Star of the Week Honours.

ST - TEREM MOFFI - OGC NICE

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Terem Moffi finally got off the mark for his new club, OGC Nice. The 23-year old scored 2 goals and provided 1 assist to lead his side to a [0-3] French Ligue 1 victory over his favourite opponent, AS Monaco.

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