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Enyeama, Omeruo, Iwobi Make African Team Of The Week

The international break is over and African stars are back in action for their European clubs. The African stars who had individual performances worth of note and were influential for their clubs make the African Team of the Week as presented by Completesportsnigeria.com's IZUCHUKWU OKOSI

GOAL

Vincent Enyeama (Lille, France)
Former Super Eagles of Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama was in inspired form for Lille over the weekend as they defeated Nantes 3-0on Sunday at the Stade de la Beaujoire.

Enyeama who has conceded 23 goals this season organised his defence very well and made several top notch saves. Enyeama touched the ball 52 times. 
 

DEFENCE

Stopilla Sunzu (Lille, France)
Another Lille player makes the African Team of the Week, this time one of the defenders. South Africa's Stopilla Sunzu was a pillar in the defence and he capped his performance with a goal in the 58th minute. 

Sunzu won 11 aerial duels against Nantes' forwards, he had three shots, with one of them on target. The Bafana Bafana central defender touched the ball 53 times and had 75% pass accuracy. 

Defensively the toothy defender made one tackle, one interceptions and eight clearances. 

Assou Ekotto (Saint Etienne, France)
Indomitable Lions of Cameroon left-back Assou Ekotto was in good form on Saturday in Saint Etienne's 2-0 away win against Ajaccio. 

The effervescent defender made four interceptions and two clearances in the match. Ekotto won two aerial duels last weekend and had 55 touches of the ball with a pass accuracy of 55.5%.

Eric Bailey (Villarreal, Spain)
Cote d' Ivoire defender Eric Bailey made one defensive tackle, one interception and eleven clearances in Villarreal's 2-1 away win against Eibar on Sunday. 

Bailey won four aerials duels, made 44 touches in 90 minutes, completed 30 passes and played 18 long balls into the opposition half; six of them accurate. 

Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa, Turkey)
Super Eagles defender Kenneth Ommero returned from hid injury ordeal to help his Turkish side Kasimpasa defeat Besiktas 3-1 on Monday evening.

Omeruo who missed Nigeria's 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Egypt made one defensive tackle, four interceptions and seven clearances. The Nigerian blocked goal-bound shot and committed one foul. He even had one shot on target.

MIDFIELD
Pape Diop (Espanyol, Spain)

Senegalese defensive midfielder Pape Diop continued his fantastic form for Espanyol in the La Liga as he scored his team's goal in their 1-1 draw away to Malaga on Sunday.

The 11th minute goal was Diop's second of the season.  Diop's statisctics for the game was brilliant. 29 pass completion (72.4% accurate), six long balls into the opposition half; three of them accurate.

Diop  made one tackle, two interceptions and three clearances and committed three fouls in the match.

John Mikel Obi (Chelsea, England)
Super Eagles of Nigeria captain John Mikel Obi was impressive in Chelsea's 4-0 away win against Aston Villa at the Villa Park on Saturdayafternoon

The midifielder had 101 touches of the ball, made two tackles and two interceptions. Mikel impressively completed 93 of his passes which was 95.7% accurate.

Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal, England)
Egypt midfielder Mohamed Elneny created a Premier League record for the 2015/2016 season in Arsenal's 4-0 win against Watford on Saturday by completing the most passes thus far with 127 (96.1% accurate). 

The Pharaoh played six long balls, with five accurate into the opposition half. 

The former Basel star who had a cross in the game made two tackles, two interceptions and two clearances in the drubbing of the team that eliminated the Gunners from the FA Cup. 

Alex Iwobi (Arsenal, England)
Super Eagles of Nigeria new kid on the block, Alex Iwobi, continues to put in performances deserving of a new improved Arsenal deal andon Saturday scored in his second Premier League start for Arsene Wenger's men in the 4-0 win against Watford that paraded his international teammate Odion Ighalo. 

Three of his four shots were on target. He also made three key passes and one defensive clearance. Iwobi completed 49 of his passes (83.7% accurate) in the game.

ATTACK
Pierre Emerick Aubamayang (Dortmund, Germany)
Gabonese international Pierre Emerick Aubamayang scored Borrusia Dortmund's first goal in their 3-2 home win against Weder Bremen at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday.

The goal was the 23rd of the season in the Bundesliga for the speedster in 26 games.

The African Footballer of the Year fired eight shots at Bremen goal with three of them accurate. He had 31 touches of the ball, made one key pass and completed 17 of his passes (52.9% accurate).
Intriguely Aubamayang made one defensive interception in the game.

Nigeria's Anthony Ujah was in action for 85 minutes of the game but fired blank.

Dieumerci Mbokani (Norwich, England)
The Norwich versus Newcastle United game at the Carrow Road on Saturday could arguably be described as the most important game of the weekend as it involved teams at the lower rung of the Premier League table and struggling for survival.

DR Congo's Dieumerci Mbokani was the Man-of- the- Match as he scored one of the goals in Norwich's 3-2 win against the Toons.

Mbokani who was in action for 84 minutes had three shots to his name and two of them on target. He made four key passes, won eight aerial duels, had 41 touches of the ball and completed 30 of his passes.

 

 

 

 

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