Nigerian Team of the Week: Feb 10-13, 2023

Nigerian Team of the Week: Feb 10-13, 2023

  • Adeleye earns his spot in goal
  • Plumptre, Ogbu & Onyemaechi shine in defence
  • Onyedika returns in midfield
  • Payne, Orban & Iheanacho lead the attack.
  • Here’s the Nigerian Team of the Week. 

GK - ADEBAYO ADELEYE - HAPOEL JERUSALEM

23-year old shot-stopper, Adebayo Adeleye had a good outing between the sticks for his side, making 6 saves and keeping a clean sheet as Hapoel Jerusalem were held to a goalless away league draw.

LCB - BRUNO ONYEMAECHI - BOAVISTA FC

Bruno Onymaechi put in a Man of the Match performance, making 2 tackles, 4 interceptions, 3 dribbles and winning 9 duels while helping Boavista keep a clean sheet in their draw against Casa Pia.

CB - ASHLEIGH PLUMPTRE - LEICESTER CITY FC

Ashleigh Plumptre was a rock in the heart of the defence for Leicester City. The Super Falcons defender made 2 blocks and 10 clearances, including a goal-line clearance to help her side keep a clean sheet and earn a [0-1] victory over Liverpool.

RCB - IGOH OGBU - SK SLAVIA PRAGUE

Young defender, Igoh Ogbu had a debut performance to remember. He made 6 interceptions, 2 tackles and won 7 duels to help his side keep a clean sheet and earn a [2-0] home league victory.

CM - RAPHAEL ONYEDIKA - CLUB BRUGGE KV

Raphael Pnyedika continues to make his presence felt in Belgium. The hardworking midfielder made 7 tackles and won 13 duels during Club Brugge’s hard-fought [1-1] draw against Royale Union Saint-Gilloise.

CM - KELECHI NWAKALI - SD PONFERRADINA

Kelechi Nwakali earns a spot in the week’s TOTW following his fine performance for SD Ponferradina, where he won 6 duels and created 1 goalscoring chance during their [1-1] away league draw.

LM - ADEMOLA LOOKMAN - ATALANTA BC

Ademola Lookman continues to impress in his debut season in Italy. The 25-year old Super Eagles forward provided an assist while also creating 5 other goalscoring chances in Atalanta’s impressive [0-2] victory away at Lazio.

ST - GIFT ORBAN - KAA GENT

What a way to announce yourself! Gift Orban scored a beautiful brace and created 2 more goalscoring chances as he made his debut for KAA Gent during their entertaining [3-3] Belgian Pro League draw against Westerlo.

ST - VICTOR OSIMHEN - SSC NAPOLI

Unstoppable scorer, Victor Osimhen scored with a fine finish and also created 1 goalscoring chance for Napoli as they cruised to a. [3-0] Italian Serie A victory over Cremonse. Osimhen’s goal tally is now up to 17 league goals for the season.

ST - KELECHI IHEANACHO - LEICESTER CITY FC

Seniorman, Kelechi Iheanacho ran the show once again for Leicester City. The 26-year old Super Eagles scored with a fine finish while also providing an assist during Leicester City’s impressive [4-1] thumping of Tottenham, in the English Premier League

RM - TONI PAYNE - SEVILLA FC

Toni Payne scored twice, including a fantastic solo effort for Sevilla in their [0-3] Spanish La Liga Feminina victory over Real Sociedad. The Super Falcon also created 2 goalscoring chances for her side during the game.

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