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Mikel, Aubameyang, Ujah In African Team Of The Week

Mikel, Aubameyang, Ujah In African Team Of The Week

African stars were on parade over the weekend and on Monday night in European leagues. Those whose impressive performances were key in their teams' league games make this week's African Team of the Week as presented by Completesportsnigeria.com's IZUCHUKWU OKOSI…

Former Indomitable Lions of Cameroon keeper Charles Itandje was the Man of the Match in Rizespor's 2-0 home win vs Kasimpasa on Saturday.

The veteran keeper had 61 touches of the ball, was dominant in the air as he claimed one aerial ball and the distributed the ball most times accurately.

He beats off competition from fellow Cameroonian Idris Kameni who himself had a good game in Malaga's 1-1 draw against Real Sociedad.

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Black Stars of Ghana central defender John Boye was outstanding for Sivasspor in the Turkish club's 0-0 home draw against Antalyaspor that parades Samuel Eto'O.

Boye made three defensive tackles, three interceptions and five clearances in the game on Sunday.

The defender blocked one shot, committed two fouls, completed 43 of his passes and played 11 long balls from his team's half into the opposition half in search of a teammate. 

Super Eagles of Nigeria defender Godfrey Oboabona received a seventh yellow in the 2015/2016 season but that did not mask his good performance in Rizespor's win against Kenneth Omeruo's Kasimpasa.

The 25-year-old Oboabona made two tackles, five interceptions and five clearances. He won one aerial duel and committed two fouls, one of them leading to his booking.
Algeria left back Faouzi Ghoulam helped his Serie A club Napoli grind out a 1-1 draw against Fiorentina on Monday night.

The defender made a tackle, one interception and five clearances.

Ghoulam made five crosses while joining his teammates to attack. He made 43 touches of the ball and touched the ball 56 times.

Sylli Stars of Guinea defender Florentin Pogba may have been on the losing side as Saint Etienne lost 2-1 at their Stade Geoffrey  to Caen, but he had a wonderful individual performance in the game.

The brother of Juventus star midfielder Paul Pogba made two tackles, three interceptions and two clearances. He also blocked two shots and committed one foul.


Super Eagles of Nigeria and Chelsea midfield star John Mikel Obi continued his renaissance under manager Guus Hiddink as the Blues thumped Southampton 2-1.

Mikel had a good individual although one of his rare chances to score, a header in the Southampton was disappointing.

Mikel made two key passes, one tackle, two interceptions and two clearances.

The Nigerian committed one foul, had 85 touches of the ball and had completed 74 of his passes in his 15th EPL games thus far.         

Algeria's Ryad Boudebouz was Man-of-the- Match in Montpellier's 3-0 home win against Lille at the Stade la so Mosson on Saturday.

The Algerian international made four key passes. His heat map was outstanding as he touched the ball 101 times and completed 75 of his passes.

It was the 19th Ligue game of the season for the midfielder in which he has scored once and assisted five timees.

Senegalese midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté was impressive in West Ham United's 1-0 win against Sunderland.

The 26 year-old midfielder made four defensive tackles, four interceptions and blocked one shot. The box-to-box midfielder completed 46 of his passes.

He edges Algeria and Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez who was as expected impressive in Leicester City's hard fought 1-0 win against Norwich on Saturday in the African Team of the Week.


Sadio Diallo was the Man-of-the-Match in Bastia's 2-0 away win against OGC Nice.

The Guinean midfielder was substituted in the 77th minute played two shots, one of them on target. He made one key pass, had 68.8% pass accuracy and won one aerial duel.

The skilful midfielder had 48 touches of the ball. He made four tackles, two interceptions and had 32 completed passes.

African Footballer of the Year Pierre Emerick Aubamayang scored his 22nd Bundesliga goal on Sunday as his team Borrusia Dortmund defeated Hoffeinham 3-1.

The game was the 22nd Bundesliga appearance of the season for the nimble-footed forward.

Aubamayang had five shots in the game. He completed 14 of his passes in 90 minutes.

Super Eagles of Nigeria striker Anthony Ujah scored one of his team's goals in Weder Bremen's 2-2 home draw against Darmstadt on Saturday.

The goal was Ujah's ninth of the season in 23 Bundesliga appearances for the side currently in 16th position in the Bundesliga table.

Ujah's aerial presence was key for Weder as he won three duels. He completed 21 of his passes and had three of his four shots on target.

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