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Super Eagles forward, Simy Nwankwo has been rewarded for his outstanding performance on matchday 34 for Crotone against Benevento in the Italian Serie B, after he was named the best player of the week, AOIFootball.com reports.

The lanky Eagles forward scored a perfect hat-trick for the hosts who stunned the league leaders 3-0 to move up to second on the log and occupy the final automatic promotion ticket place with six games left to play.

With a solid rating of 9.3, the Eagles forward leads the line in 4-3-3 formation with Empoli’s Leonardo Mancuso coming closest (8.7) after his brace helped his side to a 2-0 win away at Venezia.

Simy, who also leads for the most goals involvement in the Serie B this season 20 (17 goals 3 assists) is however just two goals shy of achieving his best ever League returns for goals in his career when he scored 19 league goals in a single season in the colours of Gil Vicente in the Portuguese Segunda Liga.

Highflyers Crotone are on an 8 game unbeaten run and next travel to third place Cittadella, needing a win to further solidify their stand in the second position on the log.

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