Nigerian defender Michael Odibe is the only foreigner listed in EA Sports’ team of the season so far in Kazakhstan, Complete Sports can report.
The XI calculated by the EA Sports Player Performance Index ranks players on goals scored, assists, clean sheets, time on the pitch, and actions that contribute to victories and points won when on the side.
Odibe who features for FC Atyrau who is competing to duo of FK Astana’s Vladimir Loginovski and FC Aktobe’s Anderson Santana in defence told Complete Sports in his house warming party on Wednesday that he was delighted to have been named and he hopes the recognition spurs him more to better performance in the league.
“I’m delighted with the nomination and I hope this brings the best out of me in the New Year,” he told Complete Sports.
Odibe has previously featured for AS Siena, Arsenal Kiev and Dnipro before joining FC Atyrau.