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15:08    26 Sep 2016

Nigeria league Player of the Week (37): Obinna Nwobodo

Rangers star midfielder Obinna Nwobodo showed class and guile to inspire his club within 90 minutes of now being crowned Nigeria champions.

Nwobodo fired a wonder strike after 26th minutes, before he assisted in his team’s second goal by Chisom Egbuchulam as Rangers won 2-1 at relegated Ikorodu United on Sunday.

The deceptively slightly built player sighted Ikorodu United goalkeeper off his lines and he chipped the ball over him for a sublime opening goal.

It was a great goal by a highly promising talent who has put behind him a nine-month injury layoff caused by a major knee injury from last year’s U20 AFCON in Senegal to be one of the star performers in an eventful campaign.

Other star performers on Sunday include Nwobodo’s Rangers teammate Chisom Egbuchulam, who also scored in Abeokuta and could have scored a second spectacular goal had Bobby Clement not helped on the effort from an offside position; as well as 3SC defender Samuel Olabisi’s header which beat Wikki and ensured the Ibadan club will stay up again.

Others were David Obiazor (Kano Pillars), Emeka Ogbugh (Heartland) and Isaac Loute (FC IfeanyiUbah).

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