Wednesday, January 27, 2021



Ndifreke, Sanusi, Ndidi… TheCable’s team of the week

Ndifreke, Sanusi, Ndidi… TheCable’s team of the week
January 11
14:27 2021

After a wonderful weekend of football and some outstanding performances, TheCable picks the best Nigerian XI.


The team of the week returns with players selected from 10 different clubs.

Adebayo Adeleye – Hapoel Jerusalem

Adebayo Adeleye put out a top performance during Hapoel Jerusalem’s win at Hapoel Petah Tikva where he looked confident and made five saves to help his team secure the three much-needed points.


Semi Ajayi – West Bromwich Albion

Ajayi scored but couldn’t stop West Bromwich Albion from crashing out of the FA Cup in penalty shootouts loss to Blackpool.

Leon Balogun – Rangers


The former Fortuna Dusseldorf defender was crucial to Rangers’ win at Abderdeen. He put up a fearless performance.

William Troost-Ekong – Watford

He was part of the reason that Manchester United struggled to find the net in the 1-0 win against Watford. Won nearly everything that came his way.

Ola Aina – Fulham


A sight to behold in the FA Cup win against QPR, he was always on ground to help the defense.

Zaidu Sanusi – FC Porto

His work rate and secondary runs were key in Porto’s 4-1 demolition of Famalico.

Wilfred Ndidi – Leicester City


Ndidi put on a show at Stoke City, as Leicester City ran riot in the FA Cup clash.

Joe Aribo – Rangers

His midfield prowess was on display once more in Aberdeen. Complemented this with another strong performance in the center of the park.

Terem Moffi – Lorient


The former Kortrijk striker scored Lorient’s only goal, highlighting the constant threat he posed to Bordeaux’s backline.

Ndifreke Effiong – Akwa United

Ndifreke Effiong was unplayable in Akwa United’s 2-1 victory over Abia Warriors, netting two goals and displaying an incredible work rate.

Babajide David – Hatayspor

The Midtjylland loanee secured an assist and was brilliant at the flank against Besiktas.


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