The African stars in European leagues had a good weekend as a few of them were awarded the Man of the Match prizes for their outstanding performances. Completesportsnigeria.com's IZUCHUKWU OKOSI presents the African Team of the Week.
Former Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama was in good form on Sunday as Lille held Nice to a 0-0 draw away. Enyeama had 43 touches of the ball and a 50% distribution rate.
Indomitable Lions of Cameroon central defender Nikolas Nkolou was the Man of the Match in Olympique Marseille's 1-0 away win against Nantes at the Stade de la Beaujoire. The defender made three tackles, seven interceptions and two clearances. He blocked one shot and committed two fouls.
Super Eagles defender Kenneth Omeruo was in action for Kasimpasa in their 3-3 away draw against Besiktas on Friday evening. The Eagles defender was impressive in the game. Omeruo made three defensive tackles, four interceptions and six clearances. He committed two fouls and was yellow-carded in the game.
The younger brother of Juventus star Paul Pogba, Floretin was impressive in Saint Etienne's 3-0 home win over Reims on Saturday at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. Pogba played for 90 minutes in the game.
He made one tackle, two interceptions, seven clearances and blocked one shot. The Guinean won four aerial contests, had 72 touches of the ball and had 89.7% pass accuracy.
Super Eagles left-back Elderson Echiejile had a good game in AS Monaco's 1-0 win over second-placed Angers on Sunday at the at the Stade Louis. He made two key passes one of which included a cross after a brilliant run down the left channel that Brazilian forward Rony Lopes missed from six yards out. Echiejile made one tackle, three interceptions and three clearances. The defender had 80.9% pass accuracy. His one foul committed led to his being booked in the 40th minute of the game.
Super Eagles defensive midfielder Nwankwo Obiora scored his first European club goal in four years on Sunday for Portuguese club, Academica in their 1-1 draw at home against Moreirense. Obiora's goal came in the 15th minute of the game though Enca Fati'd 90th minute goal denied his club a victory party.
Algerian midfielder Sofiane Feghouli was the Man of the Match in Valencia's 3-0 home win over Levante.
Feghouli scored Valencia's second goal in the 72nd minute of the game which he played from start to finish.
The North African star had three shots on target, made one key pass and completed 24 in total which was 66.7% accurate. He had 44 touches of the ball and won three aerial contests.
Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo scored a brace in the 39th and 48th minutes on Saturday in the game Watford versus West Ham United to become Watford's top scorer in the top flight with seven goals in ten games. Ighalo was the Man of The Match in the game at Vicarage Road.
Ighalo played six shots, four of them on target. He made two key passes, had 20 passes which was 80% pass accuracy and had 35 touches of the ball, made one cross.
Super Eagles striker Anthony Ujah was on the losing side for his German Bundesliga side Weder Bremen in their 3-1 defeat against Borrusia Dortmund on Saturday but he had a good individual performance, even had a slightly better rating than Pierre Emerick Aubameyang who has been impressive this season with 13 Bundesliga goals.
Ujah restored parity in the 32nd minute of the game after Marcos Reus had put Dortmund ahead but further goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Reus put the game beyond Bremen. The goal means Ujah has scored in three successive goals for his team.
The Nigerian played three shots, made one key pass and had 50% pass accuracy. He was strong in the air as he won six of his aerial contests and touched the ball 26 times.
Cameroon international Benjamin Moukandjo scored a brace in Lorient's 2-2 draw away against Guingamp on Saturday.
The striker had six shots on target. He made one key pass and 69.6% pass accuracy and had 35 touches of the ball.
Ivorian striker Arouna Kone scored a hat-trick in Everton's 6-2 destruction of Sunderland on Sunday and he leads the attack in the Team of the Week.
The Elephants of Cote d' Ivoire star was awarded the Man of the Match in the game for his game winning performance at the Goodison Park.
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