Adebayo Adeleye is in goal.
Ndidi gets in at centre-back.
Victor Okoh Boniface is the STAR of the week.
See Full Nigerian Team of the Week below.
After a long season and a short summer, the first full week of the 2020/2021 season is finally behind us, and it did not disappoint. EaglesTracker followed over 150 matches across over 30 professional leagues to scout for the best Nigerian players in action.
With over 50 players in action, and a lot of impressive performances across Europe, here is our first Nigerian Team of the Week for 2020/2021.
TEAM OF THE WEEK
GK – Adebayo Adeleye (Hapoel Katamon, Clean Sheet)
The 20-year old goalkeeper, kept a clean sheet in goal as Hapoel Katamon recorded a [0-2] away victory in the Israeli National League.
RB – Godswill Ekpolo (BK Hacken)
One of the more consistent Nigerian defenders in Europe. Ekpolo played well, completing 84% of his passes and making 7 successful tackles in BK Hacken’s 1-1 Allsvenskan draw.
CB – Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, Clean Sheet)
Deputizing in defence due to Leicester City’s injury problems, Wilfred Ndidi was his usual self. He completed 88% of his passes, while also making 3 clearances, 3 interceptions and 2 tackles in their 0-3 Premier League victory.
LB – Igoh Ogbu (Sogndal IL, Clean Sheet)
Igoh Ogbu played 90 solid minutes as Sogndal IL climbed into second in the Norwegian 1st Division with a 3-0 away victory.
CM – Ovie Ejaria (Reading, 1 Goal)
The 22-year old started the season brightly, scoring for Reading with a nicely placed finish in their 0-2 Championship victory. Click HERE to watch the goal.
CM – Charles Ezeh (Oygarden, 1 Goal)
22-year old, Charles Ezeh was on target for Oygarden FK in their 1-3 Norwegian 1st division win.
RW – Desire Oparanozie (FC Dijon, 2 Assists)
The 26-year old former Super Falcons captain provided 2 assists to lead FC Dijon to a 3-1 French Division 1 feminine victory.
ST – Victor Boniface (Bodo/Glimt, 1 Goal & 1 Assist) – STAR OF THE WEEK
The 19-year old wondered continued his excellent season with FK Bodo/Glimt. He won a penalty, before scoring one and then setting one up in their 6-1 league win. Bodo look set to cruise to the Norwegian Eliteserien title, sitting pretty with a 13-point gap at the top, after 17 games.
ST – Olusegun Olakunle (Fremad Amager, 2 Goals)
2 Games, 5 Goals. The 18-year old striker continued his fine start to his professional career. Olakunle came off the bench at half time to score twice in Fremad Amager’s 6-0 league win.
LW – Muyiwa Olabiran (Olimpik Donetsk, 2 Assists)
Muyiwa ‘Benito’ Muyiwa had an impressive debut performance for Olimpik Donetsk. The 22-year old assisted two goals to lead them to a 1-3 Ukraine Premier League victory.
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