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Ighalo Leads Attack, Uzoho Guards Goal In Completesports.com Team Of The Month (Dec. 2021)

Ighalo Leads Attack, Uzoho Guards Goal In Completesports.com Team Of The Month (Dec. 2021)

In continuation of our monthly series, Completesports.com Nigeria Team Of The Month, this December 2021 edition highlights eleven standout Nigerian players who did very well for their respective clubs.

Quite number of Nigerian footballers were impressive for their various clubs in the month of December 2021, both in Europe and other parts of the world, and earn their spots in our December 2021 Nigeria Eleven.

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GOALKEEPER

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Francis Uzoho (Omonia Nikosia, Cyprus)

Francis Uzoho was in goal for Omonia Nikosia in all the five games they played in December.

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He helped the Cyproit side record one win and two draws, while they lost two of the fixtures. And he has earned a spot in Completesports.com Team of The Month for the period under review.

DEFENDERS

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Kevin Akpoguma (TSG Hoffenhiem, Germany)

The month of December was a memorable one for Hoffenheim, as they were unbeaten in the four games they played – two wins and two draws.

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Kevin Akpoguma was one of the players who helped to make it happen . He played in all the four games and marked his performance with one goal, which was a late equalizer in the 1-1 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach.

Hoffenheim’s impressive performance in December saw them move into fifth place and are just outside the top four on goals difference.

Kenneth Omeruo (CD Leganes, Spain)

CD Leganes did well last month after securing three wins in the five games they played (one draw and one defeat).

Kenneth Omeruo merited a spot in Completesports.com Team of The Month after playing a key role in Leganes’ impressive team showing, and scoring one goal and provided one assist in the period under review.

Chidozie Awaziem (Alanyaspor, Turkey)

The central defender made two appearances for Alanyaspor in the month in review.

And despite Alanyaspor suffering defeats in both games, Awaziem was outstanding for his team.

Zaidu Sanusi (FC Porto, Portugal)

Porto played seven games in December, winning six and losing just one.

One of the players who was key to the Porto’s brilliant form last month was Zaidu Sanusi. He scored a goal, which in their 4-0 away win against Vizela in the Portuguese Cup, and the defender was rightly named Man of the Match.

MIDFIELDERS

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Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England)

Despite Leicester picking up just two wins in seven fixtures in December, Wilfred Ndidi proved he is still a key figure in the team, and for the umpteenth time, retained his spot in the Completesports.com Team of The Month.

Due to injuries and COVID-19 issues, Ndidi featured in defense for the Foxes and he put in a five-star showing that helped shot out Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the 1-0 win against Liverpool.

Joe Aribo (Rangers, Scotland)

The midfielder netted two goals and provided an assist for the Scottish champions last month.

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His brilliant form helped Rangers to a run of seven straight games without defeat, recording six wins and one draw.

Chidera Ejuke (CSKA Moscow, Russia)

Russian giants CSKA Moscow played only two games in December and earned victories in both fixtures.

Chidera Ejuke featured in both games and also had an assist in his impressive showing.

FORWARDS

Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, Germany)

Union Berlin did well in December as they managed to secure two wins, two draws (one loss) in the five games they played.

Super Eagles striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, did his part by contributing one goal.

Emmanuel Dennis (Watford, England)

It was a month to forget for Watford as they lost all their four fixtures.

But Emmanuel Dennis continued to impress in front of goal for the newly promoted club as he bagged three goals in four games the Hornets played.

Odion Ighalo (Al Shabab, Saudi Arabia)

Saudi Arabian club, Al Shabab, were only involved in two games last month which they recorded victories.

Odion Ighalo scored in the two games and also bagged an assist as Al Shabab continued to keep pace with leaders Al Ittihad (four points ahead) in the title race.

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COMMENTS

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  • Greenturf 2 weeks ago

    Good lineup but sadly Akpoguma is conspicuously missing on the Nigerian list.A superb month indeed for the solid defender who will be astonished on his international omission.
    In the absence of Balogun and the inconsistencies of Ekong presents a huge opportunity for the Hoffenheim man to steal a spot in the starting line up in the heart of the defence,unfortunately,Eguavoen doesn’t seem to cut it with this lad, however,every coach have their type of players,sadly Akpoguma is not Egu’s type.

     
  • Greenturf 2 weeks ago

    It would be interesting to see who gets picked between the sticks by the new coaching crew.
    Akpeyi,Uzoho and Okoye are right on top of their games playing consistently and in the right form in time for the tournament in Cameroon.
    Many super eagles fans aren’t convinced of Okoye Manning the post due to how easy he conceds goals on national duties but his performances for clubs kept improving and playing in a much better league than his compatriots stood him in good stead but with the emergence of a new coaching crew may change all that.
    Okoye has to prove to Eguavoen why he deserves to be in goal in Cameroon.
    Eguavoen a no-nonsense,serious and practical coach may have a different idea.Besides Eguavoen is not one sold on club one is playing especially after hindsight of Okoye’s performances so far on international duties.