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African Team of the Week : Enyeama, Omeruo , Musa In

Past and current Super Eagles of Nigeria captains; Vincent Enyeama and Ahmed Musa both feature in this week's African Team of the Week as presented by Completesportsnigeria.com's IZUCHUKWU OKOSI. Two other Nigerian stars – Kenneth Omeruo and Aminu Umar also make the list, along with other players from the continent who were in great form for their European clubs last weekend.  

 

GOAL

Vincent Enyeama
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, was impressive in Lille's 2-0 home win against Reims on Saturday at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. 

It was Enyeama's 12th clean sheet in all competitions for Lille this season. Enyeama touched the ball 47 times and was good at his ball distribution which was 53.6%  accurate. 

Enyeama was also dominant in the air. He has however conceded 22 goals this season.

DEFENCE

Moustapha Bayal Sall 

Senegalese  defender Moustapha Bayal Sall made three interceptions and three clearances in Saint Etienne's scoreless draw against Angers on Saturday. The Etienne captain blocked one shot, committed one foul in the game.

Kenneth Omeruo  

Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo was impressive in Kasimpasa's 2-1 home win against Antayaspor that paraded former African Footballer of the Year Samuel Eto'o.

The defender who is invited for the double header 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
against Egypt played for 90 minutes and made three defensive interceptions and two
clearances. He completed 56 of his passes (78.3%).
 

Omeruo made seven long balls into the opposition half with two of them accurate.

Faouzi Ghoulam            
Algeria left back Ghoulam was the Man-of-the-Match in Napoli's 3-1 win against Chievo at the Stadio San Paolo on Saturday. 

The defender assisted Napoli's first goal scored by Gonzalo Higuain in the 6th minute of the game. It was the 24th game of the season in the Serie A for Ghoulam. He made five key passes and had one of his two shots on target.

The defender's heat map was astonishing as the game which was arguably the best of his time in Italy saw Ghoulam make 113 touches of the ball! He won four aerial duels and made 88 pass completion (90.9% accurate). 

The north African made three defensive tackles and four interceptions.

MIDFIELD
 

 Ousmane Dembele  
Young Rennes midfielder Ousmane Dembele was the Man-of-the-Match in Rennes' 4-1 homw over Nantes on Sunday at the Roazhon Park. 

Dembele scored first half hat-tricks in the 1st, 15th and 45th minutes. He had five of his six shots on target, made one key pass, with a heat map that showed that he touched the ball 49 times. The skilful player completed 27 of his passes which was 74.1% accurate.

Abdou Traore 
Mali's Abdou Traore was outstanding in Bordeux's 1-1 draw at home against Ajaccio. 

The defensive midfielder played for all 90 minutes and was only substituted in the first minute of added time (91st). Traore made three tackles and five interceptions in the game. He committed two fouls. He had one shot on target, had 65 touches of the ball and had 88.5% pass accuruacy.

 Aminu Umar
Former Flying Eagles winger Aminu Umar was the Man-of-the-Match in Osmanlispor's 1-1 draw at home against Gaziantepsor that paraded former Enugu Rangers striker John Chibuike, though did not parade recuperating defender, Gbenga Arokoyo.

Umar was in action for 90 minutes in the game. It was his 19th game of the season in the Turkish league. He has played 1,599 minutes of league football so far. 

Umar made five key passes in the game and had 37 pass completion which was 75.7% accurate. He also made 11 crosses, six of them accurate. His compatriot and teammate, Raheem Lawal, was also in action in the game and put in a good display.

 Andre Ayew

Black Stars of Ghana midifelder Andre Ayew was one of the best players on parade on Saturday as Swansea continued their efforts to escape relegation worries.

The skilful midifelder played for 90 minutes anbd made one key pass in the game. His heat map was not bad as he touched the ball 41 times and had 32 of his passes competed; 87.5%.

 Riyadh Mahrez 
The Algerian midifeld magican scored his 15th EPL goal on Saturday as Leicester extended their lead at the top of the table in England.

Mahrez struck a sweet left-footed piler in the 56th minute to disappoint fans of the clubs
who were behind the Foxes in the Premier League title chase.

Th star who is the summer transfer target of some elite clubs in Europe made two key passes in the game, made 600 touches of the ball and completed 36 of his passes (80.6%)
 

ATTACK

Ahmed Musa

Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa was the star of the show as CSKA Moscow defeated Spartak Moscow on Sunday at the Arena Khimki as the Russian Premier League resumed over the weekend.
 

Musa struck in the 11th minute of the game which was his seventh in 19 league appearances.

The pacey forward has thus played a total of 1,710 minutes of club football this season.

Four of his five shots were on target. He made three key passes and had 62 touches of the ball. Musa completed 23 of his passes which was 78.3% accurate.

Cheick Diabate

Malian striker Cheick Diabate scored from the penalty spot in Bordeaux's 1-1 draw at home against Ajaccio on Saturday.

The striker struck in the 38th minute of the game at the Stade Bordeuax Atlantique which was his seventh of the season in 14 Lig 1 games. 

Diabate made one key pass and won four aerial duels with his height of immense advantage. He touched the ball 27 times and completed 22 of his passes(63.6% accuracy).

The Malian beats off competition from Egypt and Braga of Portugal's Ahmed Hassan and Pierre Emerick Aubamanyang who had  a good game against Bayern Munich in a 0-0 draw on Saturday but was unable to extend his 26 goals in 29 Bundesliga games for Borrusia Dortmund.

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