Many Nigerian players were in action for their respective clubs in the past week.
The top performers made TheCable’s team of the week.
Daniel Akpeyi (Chippa United)
He frustrated Golden Arrows attackers on several occasions. Were it not for his agility, they would have scored. Alert.
William Troost-Ekong (Udinese)
Led the line well and stifled anyone who dared to venture into his zone. He also found time to go upfield and set up attacks. Dedicated.
Godfrey Oboabona (Gorica)
The defensive director kept everyone in their place – even the prodigious Ezekiel Henty. He stopped a number of attacks with several crucial tackles and had 100 percent success in aerial battles. Solid.
Sincere Seth (Yeni Malatyaspor)
An exceptional showing from the defender whose performance contributed to the overall solidity of the Yeni Malatyaspor defence. Outstanding.
Utim Ukouwem (Enyimba)
Crosses, corners, defending, dribbling, there wasn’t much Utim didn’t do. He has integrated himself into the team and the hearts of the fans. His awesome goal was a reward for his performance. Splendid.
Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City)
His commitment and accuracy were evident against Huddersfield. Consistent.
Arnaut Danjuma (Club Brugge)
Danjuma was all over the pitch, setting up attacks, getting on the end of them and also defending at times. He capped a top performance with a goal and an assist. Eye-catching.
Ahmed Musa (Al-Nassr)
He was at the heart of everything good about Al-Nassr, including starting the offensive play and bossing the attack. Musa was always alert to the opposition’s weaknesses. He netted a brilliant hat-trick. Dominating.
Tosin Ayegun (Ventspils)
With over 100 touches and a pass accuracy of 91 percent, he was the liveliest player on the pitch. He was always looking to cause problems and scored two goals at Valmeras. Reliable.
Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City)
Iheanacho was the archetypal striker, holding on to the ball, bringing others into play and scoring a goal. Outstanding.
Josh Maja (Sunderland)
The striker bagged a brace and was always a problem for the usually solid Rochdale defence. Predatory.