Another weekend of action brings another plethora of excitement and goals from Nigerian Footballers.
The following is the best starting XI, with the formation in use being the 3-4-3.
Dele Aiyenugba – Kwara United
Kwara United was far from entertaining against Jigawa Golden Stars, but there was one Kwara United player who earned his wages and was worth the price of admission, and that was Dele Aiyenugba. He made two top-quality saves. Kwara have Aiyenugba to thank for at least gaining a point from their trip to Kaduna.
William Troost-Ekong – Watford
Watford put on a great team display in only preventing Huddersfield from generating any attack of its own. Troost-Ekong put in a nice performance for the Hornets, as he nullified anything that came his way. The defender also helped his side in attack, when possible.
Semi Ajayi – West Bromwich Albion
Wolverhampton Wanderers faced West Bromwich Albion. Wolves were hoping to take advantage of the Baggies. Thanks to Semi Ajayi, Albion won 3-2. Ajayi was solid and also scored.
Efe Ambrose – Livingston
Against his former team Celtic, Efe Ambrose played like a wounded Lion. He performed superbly at the heart of the defence. The former Ashdod and Hibernian man was the Pillar for Livingston. Ambrose is an ex Super Eagles defender.
Shehu Abdullahi – Omonia Nicosia
Omonia is blessed to have one of the best players in Cyprus. Shehu Abdullahi made no mistakes, and nullified everything that was thrown at him. He did his job.
Felix Agu – Werder Bremen
Agu is a great young Nigerian prospect. Werder Bremen is a tough, hard-nosed, defensive team. Agu was moved farther up the pitch so his footballing ability could be put to better use for his team. He used his great feet and passing to move the ball around for Bremen and scored in the 2-0 win over Augsburg.
Wilfred Ndidi – Leicester City
Last week, I said that Ndidi was showing signs of returning to the great form that had many considering him as the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League. He just took another huge step against Southampton towards reaching his very best. He dominated the centre of the pitch against the Saints.
John Obi Mikel – Stoke City
Obi ran the show against Blackburn. He was in the middle of everything for Stoke City. His passing and possession was second to none for the Potters. The Super Eagles legend rolled back to the good times he had for Chelsea.
Simy – Crotone
Simy caused a lot of problems to the back line of Benevento. He set out like the Lion hunting for prey in the Forest. The ex Portimonense forward registered a brace and assist in the massacre.
Umar Sadiq – Almeria
Sadiq is just what Nigeria has been missing, and the form he has hit in Spain deserves a national team call up. He was a constant threat for Almeria against Alaves. He tortured Alaves and scored a brace.
Sammy Ameobi – Nottingham Forest
Ameobi popped up and struck two strikes into the back of the net against Millwall, one of which was a sweet curler. He was a constant threat and could have had a hat trick.