PrimeNewsGhana featured three of West Africa’s rising stars: Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze, Thomas Partey & Kalidou Koulibaly.
Spain - Partey & Chukwueze
Ghanaian midfield workhorse, Partey, did not deliver a particularly special performance for Atletico Madrid last weekend, while it was also not a poor display.
Into The Caldron described his game in the 3-0 win over Huesca as: “Yet again another solid, if unspectacular performance for Thomas, Going forward he provided an option, but not much more than that. Defensively he stood out, with four tackles, two clearances, and two interceptions.”
Staying in Spain, Nigeria’s Chukwueze managed a substitute appearance, with Who Scored rating him a review score of just 6.15 out of 10. The statistics read:
- Pass success of 71%
- Total shots: 0
- Dribbles: 1
- Dispossession: 1
Italy - Koulibaly
Following Koulibaly’s sending off for ‘applauding the referee’ over alleged racist chanting against him at Inter several weeks ago, Koulibaly counted on a late appeal decision on whether he would get a runout against Lazio. Unfortunately, the plea was not a success, leading him to sit out Sunday's 2-1 win over Lazio.
England - Iwobi
Nigeria’s Iwobi was a substitute in Arsenal’s 2-0 over Chelsea. The Lagos-born forward was not quite involved in the final half an hour, though creating one chance should count as a positive to build on.