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Nigeria Player of the Week
The Golden Eaglets

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Garba Manu's cadet squad went to Bamako wiith high expectations and fulfilled this by defeating the Malians 2-0. They qualified for the African U-17 Championships 4-0 on aggregate. It is the first time since 2007 that Nigeria will present a team at the U-17 tournament. In this maiden Nigeria player of the week award, we recognise the impressive feat of the collective and hail their commitment to the task before them. We hope that the team will continue to do the nation proud.

Congratulations to the Golden Eaglets, Nigeria's 1st 'Player' of the Week winner!

Honourable Mention
Brown Ideye - Dynamo Kiev

The Dynamo striker scored his 13th goal of the season in a 4-2 defeat of Hoverla Uzhhorod last weekend. Ideye is surely making himself indispensable to the national team selectors ahead of the 2013 Afcon.

Imoh Ezekiel - Standard Liege

Young and agile, Imoh Ezekiel has helped Standard Liege to fifth position on the Belgian log, scoring eight goals this season. Imoh is looking good for a national team call up.

Kalu Uche - Kasimpasa

Kasimpasa forward Kalu Uche has scored eight goals this season, with his most recent strike coming against Eskisehirspor at the weekend. Though not in Keshi's plans for the moment, Uche has kept his head, and his goals, high.