Nigerian players abroad: James Adeniyi wins Azerbaijan Professional Football League player of the week

James Adeniyi has been named the Player of the Week for matchday 12 in the Azerbaijan Professional Football League.

The Nigerian wins the award, announced by sports data company Instat Sports, for his role in Gabala FK’s 2-1 win at Keshla on Sunday.

Adeniyi opened the scoring for the visitors on 17 minutes. Sebian defender Vorislav Stankovic doubled the lead, before Azerbaijani forward Amil Yunanov cancelled one, as Gabala recorded their fourth league win of the campaign.

The 25-year-old, who joined the Azerbaijani club from Albanian outfit Skendebeu, is second in the scorers chart in the Azerbaijan topflight with six goals — just one behind Frenchman Bagaliy Dabo, who plays for table-toppers Neftchi Baku•