Two Nigeria-Born Players Made The Major League Soccer ‘Team Of The Week’

August 20, 2019
158 Views

There are just two months left until the 2019 Major League Soccer season comes to an end. Looking back at performances last week, the league has released a list of players who made the ‘Team of the Week‘, and it features two Nigeria-born players: Ike Opara and Nedum Onuoha.

Ike Opara (Photo: USA Today)

A defender, Opara plays for Minnesota United. Last week, he helped the club to a 1-0 win over Colorado Rapids. This year alone, the 30-year-old has been chosen for the ‘Team of the Week’ an impressive seven times. No wonder experts are already tipping him for the ‘Defender of the Year’ award.

Warri-born Nedum Onuoha plays as a defender for Real Salt Lake. This is the third time the 32-year-old is making the ‘Team of the Week’ this season. He earned a spot on the list due to his stellar form during his club’s 3-0 win over Seattle Sounders last Thursday.

The two players were listed alongside 2019 FIFA Puskás award nominee, Zlatan Ibrahimović.

Nedum Onuoha (Photo: RSL)

You may be interested

Burkina Faso coup: ECOWAS to engage with coupists on way forward
News
2 views
News
2 views

Burkina Faso coup: ECOWAS to engage with coupists on way forward

Webby - January 29, 2022

By Bolaji Ogundele and Vincent Ikuomola Abuja The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWA) Authority of Heads of State…

Shops razed as petrol tanker explodes in Onitsha
News
2 views
News
2 views

Shops razed as petrol tanker explodes in Onitsha

Webby - January 29, 2022

It was lamentation galore yesterday as fire wreaked havoc in Onitsha, the commercial nerve of Anambra State. No fewer than…

Burkina Faso: ECOWAS leaders demand immediate return to constitutional order
News
2 views
News
2 views

Burkina Faso: ECOWAS leaders demand immediate return to constitutional order

Webby - January 29, 2022

Deji Elumoye The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Authority of Heads of State and Government yesterday rose from…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.