Nigerian Team Of The Week Revealed With Awoniyi, Idowu, Aina, Balogun, Samuel Included
Published: February 12, 2018
Nigerian Team Of The Week Revealed With Awoniyi, Idowu, Aina, Balogun, Samuel IncludedThe weekend gave a couple of sweet-bitter memories for Nigerians at their club sides but while some were made to rue losses and nondescript displays, quite some had played starring roles for their teams in a clearly recognisable way. Just how good were the star performers and who were they? brings you these ones in its team of the week, thus..

Okeimute Odah (Plateau United): Odah was between the sticks for his club as they dispatched Eding Sport 3-0 in their opening fixture of the CAF Champions League in Jos.


Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United): The defender struck the winning goal for the Millers in their 2-1 win over Scunthorpe in the EFL League One.

Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa): The Chelsea loanee put in a full shift for his side in their 1-1 draw with Yeni Malatyaspor in the Turkish Super League.

Brian Idowu (Amkar Perm): The Super Eagles defender was in action for his Russian side as they beat Budućnost 3-0 in a tune up game.

Ola Aina (Hull City): Aina was on from start to finish as The Tigers toppled Nottingham Forest 2-0 in their English Championship clash.


Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City): Ndidi was stood out as one of the best players on show despite the Foxes 5-1 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League.

Joel Obi (Torino): Obi helped the Maroons to a 2-0 victory over Udinese in the Italian Series A, making way two minutes after the hour mark.

Folarin Balogun (Arsenal): The Arsenal wonder kid struck twice for the Gunners in a 6-2 mauling of Reading U18s in the Youth Premier League.


Ike Ugbo (MK Dons): The young Chelsea striker was on target for his loan side in their 2-1 loss to Portsmouth in the EFL League One.

Taiwo Awoniyi (Royal Excel Mouscron): Awoniyi was involved in all his side's three goals (2 goals, 1 assist) as they fell to a 4-3 loss to Standard Liege in the Belgian First Division.

Aaron Samuel (CSKA Moscow): Amkar Perm bound Aaron Samuel netted his first hat-trick for CSKA Moscow midweek and was among the scorers in Amkar Perm thrashed FK Budućnost Podgorica 3-0 in a friendly staged in Turkey on Sunday.

Emmanuel Chinaza
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