Nigerian Team of The Week (20 -23 May, 2022)

Osigwe gets the nod in goal, Awaziem & Omeruo partner in defence, Mathew remains in midfield as Nwakaeme leads the attack alongside Ejuke & Sekidika.

Nigerian Team of The Week (20 -23 May, 2022)

Osigwe gets the nod in goal, Awaziem & Omeruo partner in defence, Mathew remains in midfield as Nwakaeme leads the attack alongside Ejuke & Sekidika.

Here’s the Nigerian Team of The Week:

GK – Sebastian Osigwe – FC Lugano (Swiss Super League)

Osigwe put in a good performance in FC Lugano’s match against league giants Basel, pulling off 4 saves in the process. This performance was however unable to save the team from a 2-1 defeat.

LWB – Calvin Bassey – Glasgow Rangers FC (Scottish Cup)

Rangers won the Scottish cup final, thanks to a man of the match display from Calvin Bassey who stood firm through the course of the game. His outstanding performance earns him our Star of the week.

LCB – Chidioze Awaziem – Alanyaspor (Turkish Super Lig) 

Awaziem made a total of 7 ball recoveries in the match against Faith Karagumurk, helping Alanyaspor to a clean sheet and all 3 points as they won 0-1 away from home.

CB – Kenneth Omeruo – CD Leganes (La Liga Smartbank)

With 4 interceptions, a win and clean sheet, Omeruo makes our TOTW. He put in a good shift, commanding the defence throughout Leganes’ triumph away at Ponferradina.

RCB – Igoh Ogbu-Lillestrøm SK (Eliteserien Football league)

Igoh understood the assignment this past weekend for Lillestrom. The 22-year old made 4 interceptions, 7 ball recoveries and got on the scoresheet, helping his side to all 3 points.

RWB – Olaoluwa Aina – Torino (Serie A)

Although Torino lost 0-3 to Roma, Ola Aina was a bright light as he put in a great shift for the team. Aina completed a total of 6 tackles and made 6 interceptions. His effort was unfortunately not enough to save the team from defeat.

LCM – Ifeanyi Mathew – Lillestrøm SK (Eliteserien Football league)

Ifeanyi Mathew proved again why he’s a key player for Lillestrom in their 1-4 victory. He was present in all areas of the pitch, making in an impressive 6 ball recoveries and 4 interceptions.

RCM – Oluwatosin Kehinde – Randers FC (Danish Superliga)

Tosin Kehinde put in an effort to be commended, scoring a goal to put his team back in the game as Randers lost narrowly 2-1 against FC Midtjylland.

LW – Chidera Ejuke – CSKA Moscow (Russian Premier League)

Chidera Ejuke was in the mood in CSKA’s 4-0 victory over Rostov. The team was rampant and Ejuke was again very brilliant. The tricky winger completed 7 dribbles, creating 4 chances and bagging an assist in the process.

ST – Anthony Nwakaeme – Trabzonspor (Turkish Super Lig)

Anthony Nwakaeme rounded off his 21/22 season with a goal as Trabzonspor fell to a 3-1 defeat away to Basaksehir. The league champions had nothing to play for, but Tony still made his mark.

RW – Jesse Sekidika – Eyuspor (Turkish TFF 1. Lig)

Jesse Sedikika’s first goal of the season sealed a 0-3 victory and a promotion playoffs spot for Eyuspor. The pacy winger also completed 9 dribbles in an all-round impressive display

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Nigerian Team of the Week (March 4-7, 2022)

We tracked over 170 matches which could feature Nigerian players across 50 different leagues. Here are the weekend’s top performers.

Nigerian Team of the Week (March 4-7, 2022)

We tracked over 170 matches which could potentially feature Nigerian players across 50 different leagues. Here are the weekend’s top performers.

Goalkeeper – Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam) – Star of the Week

Maduka Okoye was in terrific form as he led his side, Sparta Rotterdam to a 1-0 win over Vitesse in the Dutch Eredivisie last weekend. 

Maduka made seven saves with one coming from the penalty spot.

Maduka Okoye - Star of the Week
Maduka Okoye – Star of the Week
Left Centre Back – Chidioze Awaziem (Alanyaspor FC)

Making his first start since the 22nd of December, 2021 for Alanyaspor was Chidioze Awaziem. 

He returned to the starting XI against Kayserispor as his team came out 2-1 winners. He made one successful tackle and had three clearances.

Centre Back – Valentine Ozornwafor (Royal Charleroi Sporting Club)

In the heart of defense, Valentine was imperious as his side, Royal Sporting Charleroi played out a goalless draw against Standard Liege in the Belgian Pro League. 

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The former flying eagles center half made two tackles and three interceptions in the entire duration of the game.

Right Centre Back – Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenheim)

Kevin Akpoguma was outstanding in his side’s 0-1 away win at FC Cologne in the German Bundesliga. 

The Super Eagles defender played 78 minutes, made five tackles and three interceptions.

Right Midfield – Moses Simon (FC Nantes)

The Nigerian international was unlucky not to find the back of the net in FC Nantes’ 2-0 win over Montpellier.

Moses completed three out five dribbles and hit the woodwork once.

Centre Midfield – Joe Aribo (Rangers FC)

The midfielder looked capable of making something happen when he did have the ball in the game against Aberdeen. 

Fortunately, he assisted the game’s only goal.

Centre Midfield – Iyayi Believe Antiemwen (Gorica FC)

The former Nigerian youth International played 82 minutes in Gorica’s four nill triumph over Hrv Dragovoljac.

He had a decent outing as he scored a goal, creates three goalscoring chances and was rated 7.6.

Left Midfield – Anthony Nwakaeme (FC Trabzonspor)

The 32-year old can’t stop scoring at the moment. He once again found the back of the net with an outstanding goal in Trabzonspor’s a 1-1 draw against Fenerbahce.

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In 22 appearances this season, Nwakaeme has ten goals and nine assists.

Left Forward – Rasheed Akanbi (Kocaelispor)

Rasheed Akanbi was the saviour for Kocaelispor over the weekend as his goal was enough to seal a 1-0 win over Ankara Keciörengücü.

The 22-year-old has scored six times and assisted twice in 21 appearances this term.

Right Forward – Terem Moffi (FC Lorient)

This season has not been Moffi’s finest in front of goal, the Lorient forward is up to four goals in Ligue 1 this term.

The one cap Eagle scored in the 4-1 demolition of his side by Olympique Lyonnais.

Centre Forward – Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk)

Paul Onuachu played all 90 minutes, as Genk forced Cercle Brugge to a 2-2 draw at the Jan Breydel stadium.

Onuachu had an impressive game with 45 touches and two shots on target. He was a constant thorn in the side of the opposition defence.

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Nigerian Team of the Week (Feb 25-28, 2022)

The last game week in February has come to an end, here’s the EaglesTracker Nigerian Team of the Week for this past weekend of action.

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Nigerian Team of the Week (Feb 25-28, 2022)

The last game week in the month of February has come to an end, here’s the EaglesTracker Nigerian Team of the Week for this past weekend of action.

Goalkeeper – Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam FC)

Maduka Okoye’s heroics could not save his side, Sparta Rotterdam from a 2-1 defeat to Dutch giants PSV in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday. Maduka made seven saves and had a pass success rate of 60%.

Left Centre Back – Calvin Bassey (Rangers FC)

Despite a disappointing 2-2 draw, Calvin had a decent performance as he helped the Gers secure a point at the Ibrox. He also did great in stoppage time by stopping a dangerous Motherwell counter-attack.

Centre Back – Valentine Ozornwafor (Royal Charleroi Sporting Club)

In the heart of defence, Valentine was imperious as his side, Royal Sporting Charleroi ran out 3-0 winners over KV Beerschot in the Belgian Pro League. Whenever the Nigerian plays, he brings stability to the Charleroi defence.

Right Centre Back – Ayo Obileye (Livingston FC)

Ayo Obileye equally had a good shift in the Scottish Professional Football League as his side, Livingston FC picked up maximum points away at Dundee FC.

Obileye was on for the entire duration of the game, made five clearances and blocked a shot

Right Midfield – Anthony Nwakaeme (Trabzonspor FC)

The Nigerian international was a thorn in the flesh of Kayserispor as he led league-leading Trabzonspor team to stage a 3-2 comeback victory.

Anthony Nwakaeme assisted Djaniny to level the scores before scoring a stoppage time winner via the penalty spot.

The Nigerian delivered his 9th assist and 9th goal of the Turkish Super Lig this season. 

Centre Midfield – Alhassan Yusuf (Royal Antwerp FC)

The 21-year-old Nigeria international was the shining light in a Royal Antwerp team that crumbled 4-1 to Club Brugge last weekend. He was on for the entirety of the game, having a pass rate of 92%, 1 key pass, 3 accurate long balls, won 7 out of 9 duels and made 4 tackles.

Centre Midfield – Abdul Ajagun (Al Hilal Omduran FC)

The former Nigerian youth International played 90 minutes and ran the show for his side in the 2-1 loss to Al-Merrikh. Despite him ending up on the losing side, the Nigerian was superb as he got a 7.7 match rating. 

Left Midfield – Noah Bazee (Augsburg FC)

Former Super Eagles invitee, Noel Sarenren Bazee was the hero for Augsburg as he scored a 75th-minute equaliser to rescue a 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund.

It was the first goal the Nigeria international has netted in 13 appearances, all as a substitute.

Left Forward – Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria)

Super Eagles new boy Sadiq Umar, was in a sensational mood when Almeria took on Fuenlabrada in the La Liga Smartbank.

He scored one goal and assisted another to lead Almeria to a 3-1 victory over Fuenlabrada, moving them to the top of the Segunda league in their pursuit of promotion to La Liga.

Right Forward – Tolu Arokodare (Amiens SC)

Former Golden Eaglets invitee, Tolu Arokodare, bagged two goals this past weekend for his French employers. Amiens defeated Nimes 3-0 in the French Ligue 2 on Saturday evening.

The lanky striker scored his goals in the 68th and 84th minutes respectively. His brace takes his league tally to seven in a total of 22 matches.

Centre Forward – Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk)

Super Eagles forward, Paul Onuachu scored the first goal and assisted the second as Genk defeated Kortrijk 2-0.

The lanky forward maintained his excellent form as he assisted his team in their recovery from last week’s setback.

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Emmanuel Dennis named in Premier League Team of the Week

Emmanuel Dennis performance over the weekend drew Alan Shearer’s attention, and he named him in his Team of the Week.

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Emmanuel Dennis named in Premier League Team of the Week

Following the conclusion of the last round of games last weekend, Newcastle legend, Alan Shearer is back with his team of the week.

24-year old Super Eagles forward, Emmanuel Dennis earns a spot in his latest team of standout performers.

Dennis ended his goal drought in Watford’s 0-1 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday.

FEBRUARY 19: Emmanuel Dennis of Watford FC celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Watford at Villa Park on February 19, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)
FEBRUARY 19: Emmanuel Dennis of Watford FC celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Watford at Villa Park on February 19, 2022 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)

The 24-year-old headed home a superb cross from Senegalese Ismaila Sarr for the game’s sole goal.

Dennis scored his ninth league goal in 22 games this season for the Hornets.  He’s now been involved in 58 percent of Watford’s Premier League goals this season (9 goals and 5 assists).

Dennis, Mohamed Salah and Wout Weghorst all make up a three man attack.

Harry Kane is also in the squad, joining Emile Smith Rowe and Joe Willock in a three-man combination.

Alan Shearer's Matchweek 26 English Premier League Team of the Week
Alan Shearer’s Matchweek 26 English Premier League Team of the Week

Dennis will hope to continue in the same vein when Watford welcome Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on Wednesday.

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Nigerian Team of the Week (Feb 18-21, 2022)

As the month of February draws to an end, here’s the EaglesTracker Nigerian Team of the Week for this past weekend of action.

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Nigerian Team of the Week (Feb 18-21, 2022)

As the month of February draws to an end, here’s the EaglesTracker Nigerian Team of the Week for this past weekend of action.

Goalkeeper – Jerry Isaac (MFM FC)

Enyimba could not get a win for a dominant and spirited performance as it ended 1-1 against MFM FC at the Enyimba Stadium on Saturday evening. Jerry Isaac was a rock between the post for MFM as he made several saves in the game including a powerful header from substitute Godwin Emmanuel inside the box in the 81st minute. 

Left Centre Back – Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto)

Sanusi had a beautiful performance as he helped FC Porto secure a hard-fought 1-0 victory away at Moreirense.

The win helped the Dragons maintained their lead as table toppers with 63 points, that’s 6 points better than second place Sporting Lisbon.

Zaidu Sanusi of FC Porto in action during the Liga Portugal Bwin match between Moreirense FC and FC Porto at Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas on February 20, 2022 in Moreira de Conegos, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)
Zaidu Sanusi of FC Porto in action during the Liga Portugal Bwin match between Moreirense FC and FC Porto at Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas on February 20, 2022 in Moreira de Conegos, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)
Centre Back – Calvin Bassey (Rangers FC)

At the left-hand side of the defence, Calvin was brilliant as his Scottish side Rangers FC came from a goal down to share the spoils away at Dundee United. 

In the 1-1 to draw, Calvin provided the assist to Joe Aribo ‘s equaliser.

Right Centre Back – Ayo Obileye (Livingston FC)

Ayo Obileye equally had a good shift in the Scottish Professional Football League as his side Livingston FC picked up one point at home to St Mirren.

Obileye before being subbed off in the 75th ensured the opposition attack had nothing to feed on.

Left Midfield – Moses Simon (FC Nantes)

The Nigerian international was a delight to watch on Saturday evening as he terrorised the Parisians on the road to a stunning home win

Nantes winger Moses Simon set a new assist-landmark after providing the opening goal in his side’s 3-1 victory over Paris St-Germain yesterday.

Moses delivered his 7th assist of the French Ligue 1 season. 

Centre Midfield – Joe Aribo (Rangers FC)

The 25-year-old Nigeria international rescued a point for the Gers against the Terrors at Tannadice Park after he scored in the 76th minute to cancel out Ross Graham’s 29th-minute opener.

Aribo has now scored seven top-flight goals for the Gers from 25 appearances, and his latest display has left many fans with mixed feelings.

Centre Midfield – Innocent Bonke (Lorient FC)

Innocent Bonke played 90 minutes of his side’s 0-1 loss to Montpellier. Despite him ending up on the losing side, the Nigerian was superb as he got a 7.0 rating. 

Right Midfield – Ademola Lookman (Leicester City FC)
Ademola Lookman goal vs Wolves
FEBRUARY 20: Ademola Lookman of Leicester City scores their team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on February 20, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Nigerian winger Ademola Lookman followed up his good outing in the Europa League where he bagged an assist with another impressive display for Leicester City on Sunday in the Premier League.

He scored his club’s sole goal in the 2-1 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

Left Forward – Emmanuel Dennis (Watford)

Emmanuel Dennis’s late header saw struggling Watford win 1-0 at Aston Villa as Roy Hodgson recorded his first win in charge of the Hornets.

The visitors’ hopes of staying in the Premier League had largely been written off by most after a dreadful recent run had seen them lose 10 of their last 12 games in all competitions heading to Villa Park – a sequence of results that had led to Hodgson’s arrival at the club

Right Forward – Anthony Nwakaeme (Trabzonspor)STAR OF THE WEEK

Anthony Nwakaeme returned to scoring form as he netted two goals in Trabzonspor’s 4-0 win away to Chidozie Awaziem’s in the Turkish Super Lig on Sunday. 

Centre Forward – Sadiq Umar (UD Almeria)

Nigeria international Umar Sadiq continued with his goal-scoring form in Spain after he grabbed two goals in Almeria’s 2-1 Segunda Division victory against Mirandes on Saturday.

Sadiq Umar goals vs Mirandes
FEBRUARY 20: Sadiq Umar celebrates his first goal against CD Mirandes. Photo Credit: La Liga Smartbank

The 25-year-old attacker grabbed the opener in the 69th minute before adding the second in the 72nd minute. Though Sergio Camello reduced the deficit for the away side in the added minutes, it was Almeria who held on to pick up their third straight victory in the league.

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Nigerian Team of the Week (Nov 26-29, 2021)

As the month of November draws to an end, here’s the EaglesTracker Nigerian Team of the Week for this past weekend of action.

As the month of November draws to an end, here’s the EaglesTracker Nigerian Team of the Week for this past weekend of action.

Goalkeeper – Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs)

Daniel Akpeyi marked his 50th clean sheet in all for South African club side Kaizer Chiefs in their 1-0 league win over Maritzburg United. He followed up with yet another impressive outing away from home in a 3-1 win over Swallows to keep the pressure on Mamelodi Sundowns as they sit second on the table, eight points behind the league leaders.

Left Centre Back – Calvin Bassey (Rangers)

Calvin Bassey has enjoyed life in the Scottish Premier League after moving from Leicester in the summer of 2020. The athletic defender was particularly impressive as his side beat Livingston 3-1 to maintain their lead as table toppers with 33 points, that’s 4 points better than second place Celtic.

Centre Back – Igoh Ogbu (Lillestrom)

At the heart of the defence, Igoh Ogbu was a rock as his Norwegian side Lillestrøm beat Stomsgodset 4-1 to maintain their fourth-place spot in the league table.

Ogbu was unfortunate to be subbed out of the game, but while he was on, the 21-years-old had an easy time keeping the opposition attack at bay.

Right Centre Back – Kelechi Christian (Casa Pia AC)

Kelechi Christian equally had a good shift in the Liga Portugal 2 as his side Casa Pia picked up all three points away from home to Farense.

Christian ensured the opposition attack had nothing to feed on, as his side cruised to victory, picking up a clean sheet as well as an important win.

Left Midfield – Joe Aribo (Rangers)

Another player from Rangers making our team is Joe Aribo. The talented midfielder stole the show in Gio van Bronckhorst’s first win as a manager, while also getting a goal to his name.

Aribo has grown in leaps and bounds, as top clubs in Europe continue to monitor his progress. He has also been touted by many as arguably Rangers’ best player so far this season.

Centre Midfield – Tom Dele-Bashiru (Reading)

Tom Dele Bashiru scored his fourth goal for Reading as they played a five-goal thriller against Swansea.

The talented midfielder provided the first equaliser as his side went on to win 3-2 against a difficult opposition. Bashiru nearly got a second as his shot hit the post but fell kindly for teammate Danny Drinkwater who cooly converted.

Centre Midfield – Ifeanyi Mathew (Lillestrom)

Ifeanyi Matthew is the second player from Norwegian Eliteserien club Lillestrøm to make our Team of the Week. The versatile midfielder played 71 minutes of his side’s 4-1 win over Stomsgodset as they stay within earshot of the league leaders.

Right Midfield – Akinkunmi Amoo (Hammarby)

Akinkunmi Amoo has been a revelation for Swedish side Hammarby all season long. The 19-year-old winger has had 18 direct goal contributions in 2021 alone for his club side but failed to inspire his side to a win last time out as Hammarby were held to a goalless draw against 13th placed Halmstad.

His club side remains fifth on the log, 8 points behind Malmo and could yet challenge for a Europa Conference League qualifiers finish.

Left Forward – Emmanuel Dennis (Watford)

Emmanuel Dennis continued his impressive start to life in the Premier League playing for Watford. The pacy winger proved too difficult for Leicester as he got on the scoresheet in a 4-2 loss to Leicester, but still asked a lot of the Foxes defence.

Its unfortunate that he was subbed off injured, as he’s been the Hornet’s main attack force.

Right Forward – Samuel Chukwueze

While Villareal lost to Barcelona at the Spanish La Liga, Samuel Chukwueze finally got off the mark with a goal from his first shot on target in the league this season.

Naturally he was difficult to contain by the Catalans, further showing that Barcelona are his favourite opponents, and despite the 3-1 loss, Chukwueze looked closer to his previous explosive form of last season.

Centre Forward – Emeka Eze (Ankara Kenciorengucu)

Ankara Keciorengucu’s Emeka Eze leads our attacking trident thanks to his hattrick contribution as his side beat league leaders Umraniyespor in a five-goal thriller.

Despite the hard-fought battle, a harder fight will be needed for his side this season as they sit two spots from bottom.

However, if they can get their star striker to deliver more goals in clutch moments, they could just turn the season around.

What do you think of this week’s team ? Who missed out ? Leave a comment or reaction below.

Nigerian Team of the Week (Oct 15-18, 2021)

It’s been a brilliant return to club football with impressive displays and amazing football. Here’s the Nigerian Team of the Week.
Here’s the Nigerian Team of the Week for Oct 15-18, 2021.

Back from the international break and It’s been an amazing return to club football with impressive displays from many Nigerian players.

Here’s the EaglesTracker Nigerian Team of the Week for Oct 15-18, 2021.

GOALKKEEPER – CHIAMAKA NNADOZIE

In goal, 20-year-old Chiamaka Nnadozie proved why she’s the number one shot-stopper for Paris FC in the French Division 1 Féminine.

Nnadozie has been particularly impressive this season, with performances reminiscent of her title winning NWPL campaign with Rivers Angels.

Her brilliance in goal over the weekend was capped with a clean sheet as Paris FC demolished placed Soyaux-Charente 4-0.

Nnadozie’s superb form has helped Paris FC to occupy third spot on the league table. They sit only three points behind joint leaders, Lyon and Paris Saint Germain.

LEFT BACK – JAMILU COLLINS

Jamilu Collins makes the cut as our left-back of the week. His German Bundesliga 2 team, SC Paderborn played out a 1-1 draw against Jahn Regensburg.

Collins played all 90 minutes of the match. He completed three tackles, and constantly made it difficult for the opposition attacker.

CENTRE BACK – GODSWILL EKPOLO

On the right side of centre back, Godswill Ekpolo deputises. He put in a fantastic display in BK Hacken’s 4-0 victory on Monday, making 4 clearances and 4 tackles.

CENTRE BACK – SEMI AJAYI

West Brom’s Semi Ajayi partners with Ekpolo to complete our pairing at the heart of defence.

Ajayi was part of a three-man Baggies defence that earned a ha-fought 1-0 victory over Birmingham in the EFL Championship. The win sees West Brom maintain second spot on the table, as they chase immediate promotion back to the Premier League.

RIGHT BACK – VICTOR MOSES
Victor Moses
Victor Moses

The industrious Victor Moses was in good form for Spartak Moscow this past weekend. He played all 90 minutes as his side came from behind to earn a late draw against Dynamo Moscow.

Seventh place Spartak have been struggling for form, but Moses has remained largely impressive so far this season.

CENTRE MIDFIELD – SAMSON TIJANI

19-year-old Samson Tijani makes our pick for the left side of centre midfield. His first Team of the Week appearance in 2021/2022.

Tijani did the dirty job in Liefering’s midfield, making 6 tackles and 3 interceptions as they beat LASK Juniors 2-0.

CENTRE MIDFIELD – AYOTOMIWA DELE-BASHIRU

Tom Dele-Bashiru takes our second midfield spot for his heroics in the English EFL Championship with Reading FC. Reading survived a narrow 1-0 win over Barnsley, which moved them to 7th on the league table. He made 2 key passes during the 90 mins.

LEFT FORWARD – CHIDERA EJUKE (STAR)

This could only have gone to Chidera Ejuke, a man already poised to become one of Nigeria’s biggest footballing exports.

The 23-year-old has been consistent throughout the season. Dazzling in the Russian Premier League with his quick feet and twinkle toes, Ejuke is simply a joy to watch.

He completed 9 out of 12 dribbles, and scored the lone goal in CSKA Moscow’s victory over FK Ural. He was also recently named as CSKA Moscow’s Player of the Month for August and September.

Chidera Ejuke goal vs FK Ural
Chidera Ejuke vs FK Ural
RIGHT FORWARD – AKINKUNMI AMOO

On the other flank is “little man”, Akinkunmi Amoo.
His 80th minute goal for Hammarby IF sealed an impressive 1-0 victory over AIK and earned him a spot in our Team of the Week.

CENTRE FORWARD – SIMEON NWANKWO

Although Salernitana lost to Spezia in the Italian Serie A, on-loan player Simy Nwankwo finally got off the mark. He scored his first Serie A goal for Salernitana in their 2-1 defeat. He also created two chances for his side who currently sit at the bottom of the league table.

Naturally, we’ll expect more goals to come from the Crotone loanee.

CENTRE FORWARD – VICTOR OSIMHEN

Victor… Osimhen!!! was the chant at the Diego Maradona stadium after the 22-year-old Nigeria international fired Napoli back to the top of the Italian Serie A table.

Victor Osimhen celebrates his goal for Napoli against Torino

Osimhen is growing into a crowd favourite in Naples, and once again proved why they spent so much money to sign him. He rose highest in the 81st minute to head Elif Elmas’ cross past Torino’s goalkeeper and hand Napoli the win with only nine minutes to go.

Osimhen has scored five goals in seven league appearances so far this season and does not look to be slowing down anytime soon.

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Nigerian Team of the Week (Nov 27 – Nov 30, 2020)

Maduka Okoye’s impressive performance earns him a spot in goal.
Defenders star in this week’s team.
Joe Aribo is this week’s top performer.


Maduka Okoye retains his spot in goal
Awaziem partners Semi Ajayi at CB
Paul Onuachu is the STAR of the week.

See the full Team of the Week below.

Nigerian Team of the Week (Nov 27 - Nov 30, 2020)
Nigerian Team of the Week (Nov 27 – Nov 30, 2020)

What do you think of the team ? Who missed out? Who was your best performer ?
Leave a comment or reaction below.


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Nigerian Team of the Week (Nov 6 – 9 2020)

Maduka Okoye’s impressive performance earns him a spot in goal.
Defenders star in this week’s team.
Joe Aribo is this week’s top performer.

Victor Osimhen leads the line.
Maduka Okoye’s impressive performance earns him a spot in goal.
Joe Aribo is the STAR of the week.

See the full Team of the Week below.


With over 90 players in action, and a lot of impressive performances across Europe, here is the Nigerian Team of the Week for November 6th to November 9th, 2020.

A team of the best Nigerian performers from around the world.

Nigerian Team of the Week (Nov 6 - 9 2020)
Nigerian Team of the Week (Nov 6 – 9 2020)

NIGERIAN TEAM OF THE WEEK (NOV 6-9 2020)

GK – Maduka Okoye (Sparta Rotterdam, Clean Sheet)
The 20-year old goalkeeper was impressive and kept a clean sheet in goal as Sparta Rotterdam recorded a [0-2] away victory in the Dutch Eredivisie.

RWB – Tyronne Ebuehi (FC Twente)
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 – Semi Ajayi (West Brom)
The Super Eagles centre-back was impressive in the heart of defence for West Brom as they fell to a late [0-1] defeat vs Tottenham Hotspur.

CB – Leon Balogun (Rangers FC, Clean Sheet)
Seemingly back to his best under the stewardship of Steven Gerrard, Leon Balogun was solid again in defence as Rangers FC picked up an [8-0] Scottish Premiership victory.

CB - Leon Balogun (Rangers FC, Clean Sheet)
CB – Leon Balogun (Rangers FC, Clean Sheet)

CB – William Troost-Ekong (Watford, 1 Goal)
Super Eagles vice-captain, William Troost-Ekong scored his first goal for Watford in their dramatic [3-2] EFL Championship victory. Click HERE to watch the goal.

LWB – Jamilu Collins (SC Paderborn, Clean Sheet)
Jamilu Collins was impressive for SC Paderborn as they won comfortably in the German 2. Bundesliga.


CM – Hamed Sholaja (Eskisehirspor, 2 Assists)
The 20-year old midfielder assisted both goals for Sunday Alimi in Eskisehirspor’s [2-0] Turkish TFF 1 Lig win.

CM – Joe Aribo (Rangers FC, 2 Goals) (STAR OF THE WEEK)
2 goals for Joe Aribo in Rangers FC’s [8-0] smashing of Hamilton Academical in the Scottish Premiership. He is our best Nigerian performer of the week. Click HERE to watch the goals.

CM - Joe Aribo (Rangers FC, 2 Goals) (STAR OF THE WEEK)
CM – Joe Aribo (Rangers FC, 2 Goals) (STAR OF THE WEEK)

LF – Sunday Alimi (Eskisehirspor, 2 Goals)
21-year old striker, Sunday Alimi scored both goals in Eskisehirspor’s comfortable Turkish TFF 1 Lig victory.

ST – Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli, 1 Goal)
Victor Osimhen scored his second goal of the season for SSC Napoli in their [0-1] Italian Seria A victory over Bologna. A confidence booster for the 21-year old ahead of the international break.

Victor Osimhen goal vs Bologna
Victor Osimhen goal vs Bologna

RF – Muyiwa Olabiran (Olimpik Donetsk, 1 Goal & 1 Assist)
The 22-year old was impressive for Olimpik Donetsk. He scored one and assisted another as they came from two goals behind to earn a [3-3] Ukrainian premier league draw.

What do you think of the team ? Who missed out? Who was your best performer ?
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Nigerian Team of the Week (Sept 11th – 14th 2020)

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.

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.

Nigerian Team of the Week (Sep 11-14)
Nigerian Team of the Week (Sep 11-14)

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 – Faith Michael (Pitea IF, Clean Sheet)
The veteran Super Falcons defender, helped Pitea IF to a clean sheet and 2-0 victory in the Swedish Damallsvenskan.

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.

Victor Boniface
Victor Boniface

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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