Nigerians across the world recorded several “imponderable elements” over the weekend, some shining, some falling just under the radar, and a few getting attention for the wrong reasons.
TheCable selects the best XI from across the world of football, where Nigeria’s flag is being hoisted by her ambassadors.
Daniel Akpeyi [Kaizer Chiefs]
From the start, he had to be alert; his succession of superb saves and blocks prevented Black Leopards from scoring. Exceptional.
David Okereke [Club Brugge]
The forward scored his fourth goal of the season. Unafraid to take risks at the right time the 21-year-old gave as good as he got. Unyielding.
Faith Obilor [HJK]
Never put a foot out of place and played a more than solid game in central defence. Worked well and the away side hardly got a sniff of the ball. Concrete.
Semi Ajayi [West Brom]
With a correct pass percentage of 98 percent plus seven clearances and four solid tackles, the Eagles player certainly kept the opposition very quiet. Notable.
Moses Odubajo [Sheffield Wednesday]
Odubajo made several eye-catching runs and key passes. Inspiring.
Samuel Chukwueze [Villarreal]
In a tough game against Bologna, the former Golden Eaglets ace triumphed by scoring a brilliant individual goal himself. Impressive.
Wilfred Ndidi [Leicester City]
In the art of blocking spaces and making life difficult for the enemy is one aspect Wilfred Ndidi is known for. He did the job perfectly against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday. Tigerish.
Chuks Aneke [Charlton Athletic]
The Arsenal product weighed in some clever passes on his Charlton Athletic debut and a well taken goal. Scoring the goal the sublime player found space and drilled the ball into the far corner. Influential.
Aaron Samuel Olanare [Longfa]
Yet another iterative performance from Aaron Samuel, who was unstoppable. His first goal was his 8th of the season as he powerfully screwed the ball into the net from the edge of the box. He scored two more for his hat-trick. Untouchable.
Anthony Ujah [Union Berlin]
Anthony Ujah had a top game against Halberstadt 6-0 in the DFB Pokal, scoring twice. At one point the Union Berlin forward was unstoppable. Indomitable.
Victor Osimhen [Lille]
The big striker scored the opener with precision after a clever first touch and netted a late winner for Lille in Ligue 1. Always on the shoulder of the last defender, he pushed and used his strength to continually hustle the opposition. Invincible.