Super Eagles’ and Trabzonspor of Turkey midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi has been named in the Turkish League Best XI after the first stanza following his impressive display which has helped the club to second place on the league, AOIFootball.com reports.
The 26-year-old, who successfully underwent surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon on Monday in Istanbul, had his name in a midfield trio alongside former Real Madrid star Robinho and Yeni Melatyaspor and Guilherme.
As expected, surprise leaders Istanbul Basaksehir dominate the XI with four players following their impressive start to the season with Senegalese forward Mbaye Diagne of Kasimpasa the star attraction after netting 20 goals in the first 17 league games of the season.
The recognition will come as a plus for Onazi who was also rated the league’s best ball winning midfielder.
The former Lazio player has already equalled his last season’s tally in terms of goals and assists this season despite playing just 16 games.
Mid-Season Best XI
GK: Gunok Merit (Istanbul Basaksehir)
DEF: Sadik (Yeni Melatyaspor), Felip Novak (Trabzonspor), Epureanu (Istanbul Basaksehir), Caicara (Istanbul Basaksehir)
MID: Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor), Robinho (Sivasspor), Guilherme (Yeni Malateyaspor)
FWD: Trazequet (Kasimpasa) Diagne (Kasimpasa) and Visca (Istanbul Basaksehir)