Serie A: Nigerian star makes Team-of-the Week

Serie A By: Ayodeji Tunde | 28/08/2017

Joel Obi

Nigeria and Torino midfielder Joel Obi has made it into the Serie A Team of the Week selected by facts and statistics website,

Obi was able to make the cut following his impressive performance in Torino’s 3-0 home win against Sassuolo in the Serie A on Sunday his teammate Lorenzo De Silvestri also made the cut.

Obi’s goal came in the 88th minute and was their third and final goal of the match, as he also featured for the entire duration of the match

It was Obi’s first goal of the new season after just two appearances.

The win takes Torino to sixth on four points, having drawn their opening fixture of the season.

Other players in the list include Juventus’ forward Paulo Dybala, Inter Milan duo Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic, Algeria’s Faouzi Ghoulam of Napoli and AC Milan’s Suso.

If he continues this form and stays free of injuries, he will once again draw the attention of the Super Eagles coaches.


Serie A Team of the Week



Christian Puggioni (Sampdoria)



Lorenzo De Silvestri (Torino)

Alex Ferrari (Hellas Verona)

Arlind Ajeti (Crotone)

Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli)



Suso (AC Milan)

Joel Obi (Torino)

Rolando Mandragora (Crotone)

Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan)



Paulo Dybala (Juventus)

Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan)