Odion Ighalo’s five goals for the Super Eagles against Libya in the Africa Cup of Nation qualifiers has been noticed outside of Africa, as EA Sports FIFA 19 names the Changchun Yatai striker in their Team of the Week 5 as a substitute.
The former Watford striker ’s stats was boosted following his exploits against the Mediterranean Knights in Uyo and Sfax, Tunisia, and now thus has an overall rating of 81.
Ighalo got a rating of 83 pace, 82 dribbling, 82 physicality, 79 shooting, 62 passing and 42 defending.
Manchester United’s Belgium star Romelu Lukaku was picked to lead the frontline in a 3-4-3 formation and was supported by West Ham’s Marco Arnautovic while Man City’s Bernardo Silva played on the right wing.
United’s Ivory Coast international Eric Bailly, who is the only African player selected in the starting lineup, was named in central defense.
TOTW selects a squad of 23 players from across the globe who have stood out for their clubs or countries in the most recent round of fixtures.
Eleven players make the starting line-up, seven are named on the substitutes bench and five players are reserves.