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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

SPPRTS: SUPER EAGLES STAR BEATS SALAH, AUBAMEYANG AND MANE TO AFRICAN PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD



Super Eagles striker Henry Onyekuru who is on loan at Galatasary from Everton has been named the African Player of the Week for the period January 21st to 27th ahead of the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. French television network TV5Monde has selected a Team of the Week containing the most outstanding eleven African footballers playing in the main European Leagues and Onyekuru was their number one pick.

In a 4-4-2 formation, Onyekuru was partnered in attack by Genk’s Tanzania striker Mbwana Samatta, who is the leading scorer in the Belgian First Division A with 16 goals. The Nigeria international netted a superb hat-trick as Galatasaray hammered Ankaragucu 6-0, as he continues to impress in recent matches ahead of this summer’s Africa Cup of Nations. The African Team of the Week contains eleven players representing eight different countries, with Ivory Coast, DR Congo and Senegal contributing two players each. The leading marksman in the English Premier League, Mohamed Salah was deployed as the right offensive midfielder.

                     

African Team Of The Week:

Goalkeeper – Edouard Mendy (Senegal – Reims)
Central Defender – Salif Sané (Senegal – Schalke 04)
Central Defender – Christian Luyindama (DR Congo – Standard Liège)
Left Back – Youcef Atal (Algeria – Nice)
Right Back – Jordan Botaka (DR Congo – Sint-Truiden)
Defensive Midfielder – Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Ivory Coast – Mainz)
Defensive Midfielder – Alaixys Romao (Togo – Reims)
Left Offensive Midfielder – Gervinho (Ivory Coast – Parma)
Right Offensive Midfielder – Mohamed Salah (Egypt – Liverpool)
Striker – Mbwana Samatta (Tanzania – Genk)
Striker – Henry Onyekuru (Nigeria – Galatasaray)

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