Nigerian descent named in half season team of Championship

Naija Players Abroad By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 26/12/2018

Nigeria descent Tammy Abraham has been named in the EFL Championship Team of the Season at the midway, according to Whoscored.

The 21-year-old Chelsea striker who is currently on a season-long to Aston Villa will partner in the attack with Birmingham City's Lukas Jutkiewicz in a 4-4-2 formation.

However, club teammate Jack Grealish included in best eleven of the mid-season in the four-man midfielder

alongside Oliver Norwood from Sheffield United, Leeds' Pablo Hernandez and Joe Lolley of Nottingham Forest.

Only two players have scored more goals than Abraham in the English second-tier after 23 matches, Nottingham Forest's Lewis Grabban and Brentford's Neal Maupay, but the Nigerian who scored one goal less was picked ahead of the duo to lead the frontline.

Nine of Abraham's thirteen goals in the Championship were scored in the last seven matches and he netted four in his first ten games.

There was no Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City), Semi Ajayi (Rotherham United), Ebere Eze (Queens Park Rangers), Tosin Adarabioyo (West Brom) and Fikayo Tomori (Derby County) on the list published.