Super Eagles’ midfielder, Eddie Ogenyi Onazi has been rated the best ball-winning midfielder in the Turkish Super Liga, AOIFootball.com reports.
The Trabzonspor midfielder has caught the eye of so many this season with series of impressive display and was in impeccable form in September when They took champions Galatasaray to the cleaners by thrashing them 4-0.
The Nigerian has so far in his 13 games played this season won a total of 105 direct balls more than any other outfield player, a clear sign of how impressive he has been for the modest Turkish club.
The former Lazio player has been very impressive when it comes to ball distribution with statistics showing he’s the League’s fourth-best passer of the ball behind Istanbul’s duo of Alexandru Epureanu and Mahmut Tekdemir and Stephen Badji coming third.
The Nigerian averages 60 successful passes per game and a successful completion rate of 85 %, a remarkable stat which has seen him help the club to sixth on the log.
He has also covered more ground duels than any other Trabzonspor player and his also ranked second in terms of interception per game, a clear sign that the Eagles’ anchorman remains a big asset to the Unal Karaman-tutored side.
Onazi has featured in 13 matches this season and has scored one goal: he was, however, missing in action at the weekend with a minor injury.