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Top Three Naija stars over the weekend

ABZ looks at the biggest performing Nigerians in the world of football at the weekend, including the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), and below are the selected Naija superstars who stood out over the weekend.

Victor Osimhen | The Lagos-born striker has had an impressive preseason, and in Napoli’s 2-1 win over Ascoli, Osimhen was instrumental. The 22-year-old striker won the penalty for the opening goal. He has had a brilliant preseason and will hope to replicate it in the season.

Wilfred Ndidi | The Lagos-born midfielder was solid for Leicester City in the 1-0 win over Manchester City in the FA Community Shield. He made five tackles, two clearances, and a game-high of three interceptions. Solid defensive midfield display from Ndidi.

Kelechi Iheanacho | Another solid performance from Senior man Kels. In just 12 minutes, the Owerri-born forward was the hero for Leicester City as they picked up their second trophy. Iheanacho was a 78th-minute substitute and after 10 minutes, he won and converted a penalty to help the Foxes win the Community Shield.

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