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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.

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)

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 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)

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

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.

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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 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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