In a remarkable display of skill and talent, Nigerian midfielders Ogenyi Onazi and Mikel Agu have been honored with inclusion in the Turkish Super Lig Team of the Week. Their exceptional performances for their respective clubs have not gone unnoticed, as they played pivotal roles in securing victories over the weekend, according to reports from Completesportsnigeria.com.
Onazi, who plays for Trabzonspor, demonstrated his prowess by netting the fourth goal in a resounding 4-1 triumph against Azubuike Okechukwu’s Yeni Malatyaspor. His outstanding contribution earned him a well-deserved rating of 8.5. Meanwhile, Agu, a key player for Bursaspor, was recognized for his impressive display in a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Sivasspor, earning a commendable rating of 8.7.
These stellar performances by Onazi and Agu will undoubtedly bring delight to Nigeria’s national team coach, Gernot Rohr, who has high expectations for the duo at the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Rohr is relying on their skills and experience to play pivotal roles in Nigeria’s campaign on the grandest stage of international football.
Onazi, in particular, has a busy schedule ahead as he is set to participate in Nigeria’s friendly matches against Poland and Serbia during the upcoming international window. Unfortunately, Agu was unable to join the team due to visa issues, but his absence will surely be felt.
Furthermore, it is worth noting that Agu’s Bursaspor teammates, Shehu Abdullahi and William Troost-Ekong, have been selected to join the squad for the friendly matches. This further demonstrates the depth of Nigerian talent in the Turkish Super Lig, with multiple players making their mark on the international stage.
As the World Cup draws nearer, the performances of Onazi and Agu have undoubtedly caught the attention of football enthusiasts worldwide. Their inclusion in the prestigious Turkish Super Lig Team of the Week serves as a testament to their exceptional skills and dedication to the sport.
With the spotlight shining brightly on these Nigerian football stars, they have the opportunity to showcase their abilities and make a lasting impact on the global football stage. As the nation rallies behind them, the hopes of millions rest on their shoulders as they prepare to represent Nigeria with honor and distinction in Russia this summer.