After scintillating and brilliant exchanges, Futbalgalore.com brings you the Nigerian team of the week.
Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze makes the team alongside Leicester City machine Wilfred Ndidi.
Sylvester Igboun, Iyayi Believe Atiemwen, Semi Ajayi, William Troost-Ekong, Kingsley Michael and Stanley Amuzie are listed in the XI.
Veteran shot stopper Austin Ejide is the man behind the sticks after his heroics in the Toto Cup Ligat Al.
The Team of the Week comes with a 3-5-2 system with Aaron Samuel and Josh Maja playing upfront.
Austin Ejide [Hapoel Hadera]
Ejide’s agility and steadfastness in post ensured Hapoel Hadera recorded a shootout win over Sektzia Nes Tziona in the Toto Cup Ligat Al.
Samuel Chukwueze [Villarreal]
Samuel Chukwueze’s low effort to the back of the net in a thriller against Granada makes him the perfect choice for the right wing back position.
Iyayi Believe Atiemwen [Dinamo Zagreb]
Iyayi’s surging runs and aggression was pivotal for Dinamo Zagreb who dismissed the threats of stubborn Inter Zapresic. His two goals were well taken.
William Troost-Ekong [Udinese]
William Troost-Ekong was outstanding in the match against Sudtirol. His defensive exploits ensured the visitors did not go home with more than a goal.
Semi Ajayi [West Ajayi]
Dubbed the Minister of Defense, Ajayi rose to the occasion and stopped the enemies from wrecking the ship.
Stanley Amuzie [Aluminij]
Amuzie displayed creativity and defensive qualities for Aluminij as they recorded a 1-0 victory over Olimpija. He dominated his territory.
Kingsley Michael [Bologna]
Many people may have not realised that Bologna’s 3-0 win over Pisa was masterminded by Kingsley Michael. His quick runs and great passing ability made him the toast of the fans as the away side cruised to victory.
Wilfred Ndidi [Leicester City]
The talented attacking midfielder brightened the visiting side especially in the second half against Chelsea with his intelligent moves. His equaliser was a class act.
Sylvester Igboun [FC Ufa]
A brace against Rostov was a confirmation of the fact that the lethal forward is back. The great performance of the former Midtjyllanf will surely send opposing team thinking in the Russian Premier League.
Aaron Samuel Olanare [Sichuan Longfa]
With his double against Liaoning Hongyun, the striker has been directly involved in five goals in his last two appearances in the Chinese League One.
Josh Maja [Bordeaux]
The former Sunderland forward was instrumental as his leveller ensured that Bordeaux picked one point at home to Montpellier. Maja’s Messi-like dribbles saw the Montpellier defense at sixes and sevens on numerous occasions.