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Completesports.com Nigeria Team Of The Month (September 2021)

Completesports.com Nigeria Team Of The Month (September 2021)

The month of September has come and gone with Nigerian players heavily involved for clubs across the world.

In this piece, Completesports.com presents eleven Nigerian stars who were outstanding for their clubs in the month in review.

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The selection was based on the respective players performances in the month of September 2021.

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Zenith Ziva

GOALKEEPER

Daniel Akpeyi (Kaizer Chiefs)

Daniel Akpeyi made his first appearance and only in the South African Premiership this season and put up a fantastic display to earn Kaizer Chiefs a point in the 0-0 draw at Marumo Gallants on Sunday 26 September.

Akpeyi made five point blank saves which proved to be the saving grace for Stuart Baxter’s sure.

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DEFENDERS

Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor)

It was a dream debut for Chidozie Awaziem as he scored the only goal in Alanyaspor’s 1-0 home win against Giresunspor.

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Awaziem went on to help Alanyaspor end September without defeat as they climaxed it with winning three and drawing one in the four games played in the month.

Leon Balogun (Rangers)

Balogun was one of the busiest players for Rangers in September as he featured in five of their six games.

He helped his side to three wins with two coming in the Scottish Premiership (which saw them remain top on the log) and one in the League Cup.

William Troost-Ekong (Watford)

The Super Eagles assistant captain missed just one of Watford’s four games in September which was the 3-1 home loss to Stoke City in the Carabao Cup.

He played in all three of the Hornets’ Premier League fixtures and played his part as they recorded one win and a draw.

Calvin Bassey (Rangers)

The 21-year-old new Super Eagles invitee made four appearances in the six games the Scottish champions played last month.

In the four games he was involved in, Bassey helped the Steven Gerard’s side pick up three wins. He played 90 minutes in each of the fixtures Gers won.

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MIDFIELDERS

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester)

As usual, the defensive midfielder was a regular feature for the Foxes and also gave a good account of himself.

Unfortunately, he couldn’t travel with his Leicester teammates to Poland for Thursday’s Europa League tie with Legia Warsaw due to suspension – he was sent off following a second yellow card in the stoppage time, in Leicester 2-2 home draw against Napoli on September 16.

Alex Iwobi (Everton)

Since the appointment of Rafa Benitez, Alex Iwobi has been a regular feature in the Spaniard’s selections, and played in all the Toffees’ fixtures in September.

Though, he didn’t score or provided any assist last month, Iwobi played his own part as Everton won two of the four games played.

Joe Aribo (Rangers)

It was a good month for Joe Aribo, as he continued to command regular shirt for the Scottish champions.

Aribo made six appearances in all competitions for Rangers in September and marked it with a goal and an assist.

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FORWARDS

Paul Onuachu (Genk)

Onuachu was unarguably Genk’s most outstanding player last month thanks to his terrific form in front of goal.

Onuachu made six appearances in all competitions for Genk and scored eight goals, including a hat-trick in his side’s 3-0 home win against RFC Seraing in their last league game.

Victor Osimhen (Napoli)

Just like Onuachu, it was also a memorable September for Victor Osimhen as he continues to bang in the goals for Napoli.

Osimhen netted in five straight games for Luciano Spalletti’s side, scoring seven goals in six outings in all competitions.

Umar Sadiq (UD Almeria)

Also, another Nigerian forward who did well last month Umar Sadiq for his Spanish second division outfit Almeria.

The 24-year-old played four games for the second-tier side and found the back of the net four times.

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