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Nigerians In Sports: Zaidu Sanusi Makes UEFA Champions League Team Of The Week


Nigerian defender, Zaidu Sanusi, has made the UEFA Champions League Team of the Week for the fourth round of matches. The left full-back opened his goal-scoring account for Portuguese league giants, FC Porto since his move from Santa Clara during the summer on Wednesday night (November 25, 2020) against Olympique Marseille at the Orange Velodrome. Sanusi’s effort put Porto ahead in the 39th minute and they would go on to win 2-0 to gain the vital three points.

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An impressive display saw the Nigerian become the only Porto player to make the list for the Team of the week. The Nigerian who was in action for the Super Eagles when they were held by Sierra Leone to a 4-4 draw on November 13, 2020, at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, has featured in all of the Dragons’ four games in the Champions League this season, all thanks to hard work and no injuries. Reacting to the goal after the game, Sanusi congratulated his team for the victory and noted that the goal is very important for his football career which has seen a steady rise since his move to Porto.

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‘We got three important points and congratulations to the whole team. It is a very important goal in my career, my first in the Champions League.’

Zaidu Sanusi

Other players in the list include Locomotiv Moskva of Russia goalkeeper, Guilherme Marinato, Borussia Monchengladbach of Germany trio of Oscar Wendt, Nico Elvedi, and Lars Stindl. Football heavyweights FC Barcelona duo of Sergino Dest and Martin Braithwaite formed part of the list which also include Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes, Atlanta of Italy’s Robin Gosens, Ciro Immobile of Lazio, and defending champions Bayern Munich star, Kingsley Coman.


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