Nigeria international full-back Elderson has completed a move to French side Monaco, joining the club on a four-and-a-half year contract.
Forwards Nnamdi Oduamadi and Mario Balotelli head the Castrol Index after the first round of group games but that does not tell the whole story, with a cluster of defenders impressing too.
Although Nigeria jumped to the top of the Group B standings with a 6-1 win over Tahiti, the most memorable moment of the day came when Jonathan Tehau scored their first ever goal in a FIFA competition.
Jonathan Tehau scored a historic goal in Tahiti's first match at a senior FIFA tournament, but they were no match for Nigeria who completed a 6-1 victory.
Nigeria defender Elderson Echiejile says the Super Eagles are seeking redemption by winning January's CAF Africa Cup of Nations, after the Mother Continent's largest nation failed to qualify last time.
Academica secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Rio Ave, maintaining their perfect start to the new Liga season in Portugal, while Braga saw off Maritimo 2-0 to move up to fourth.