Abdul Manaf Nurudeen scoops man of the match in KAS Eupen’s stalemate against league leaders Royale Union

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Ghanaian goalkeeper Abdul Manaf Nurudeen was named man of the match as KAS Eupen played a scoreless draw against league leaders Royale Union Saint-Gilloise at the Stade Joseph Marien on Saturday.

Manaf Nurudeen was like a brick in post for KAS Eupen throughout the game, making a number of good saves and timely challenges to earn his side a precious point and keep their hopes of survival alive.

Per sports statistical firm, SofaScore, Manaf was the highest rated player after the game (7.6), he made 3 saves, with 2 of those saves coming in the box. Manaf had 43 touches on the ball, completed 54.5% of his passes, made 2 clearances, won 1 high claim and 100% of his Aerial duels.

The man of the match award is Manaf’s second this season. He first won the award in a 2-2 draw against Club Brugge in the first game of the season.

Manaf Nurudeen has now kept 2 clean sheets in 16 games for Eupen this season. He has made the 6th most saves per game (3.6) in the Belgium topflight league.

Nurudeen is expected to be named in Ghana’s squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup playoff against Nigeria in March.

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