By Johnny Edward:
Nigeria midfielder Mikel Agu’s impressive showing in Vitoria de Setubal’s 2-1 win over Fierense in a Portuguese Primeira Liga game on Friday has been rewarded with a nomination into the GoalPoint Team Of The Week for Matchday 10, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The authoritative statistical data website which is highly regarded in Portugal rated Agu as Setubal’s most influential player in the match played at their Estadio de Bonfim ground
The Super Eagles midfielder, the only African to make the list for the week, was also the only Setubal player to be nominated.
GoalPoint wrote thusly about Agu:
“Mikel Agu (Vitória FC) 6.5 – The Sadinos are making a very positive season and, in a 2-1 home win over Feirense, Nigerian midfielder Agu was in all the action spots, with a shot on target, good passes and great competence in teamwork – he won three defensive air duels, six recoveries of possession, and ten defensive actions which included four interceptions.”
Vitoria de Guimares had four players on the list while Nacional, Sporting, Moreirense, Rio Ave, Benfica and Ave had one nomination each in the 11-man list.
Agu has been in inspired form since joining Setubal, the team which once paraded the late Rashidi Yekini, on deadline day after a loan move from parent club FC Porto.
He’s been an ever-present in the team roster and his impressive showing led to a recall to the national team for the 25year old all-action star.
Agu is expected to hit the national team camp later on Monday for the Super Eagles 2019 AFCON qualifiers against South Africa next Saturday.