NPFL Team Of The Week 17

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) action is coming thick and fast at the moment as we were treated to last weekend round of fixtures.

Thankfully, the players are still fresh enough to provide us with some brilliant entertainment as well as a couple of incredible stories.

The standout results are unquestionably Kastina United earning a point at Abia Warriors, while Kwara United held Enugu Rangers to a draw.

Heartland were seen off by Elkanemi Warriors.

Elsewhere, Niger Tornadoes shared the spoils with Go Round FC and Sunshine Stars claimed an important home win against Wikki Tourists.

Our Team of the Week will see a rather attacking 4-3-3 formation deployed.

Jonah Usman [Kwara United]

Did well to deny several Rangers chances on the afternoon to earn his side a historic point.

Reuben Ogbonnaya [Niger Tornadoes]

Stood firm at the back, he was immoveable and closed down the opposition with few problems. Always ready to help out teammates with his determination and once he tackled, you stayed tackled.

Seun Olulayo [Sunshine Stars]

His forays from the back gave Sunshine Stars the outlet to attack. His assist for Frank Sasere’s match winner was well crafted.

Cyril Oriaku [Kwara United]

In what was an impressively compact Kwara United defence, the former Rangers skipper played his part as the Hamony Boys kept the Flying Antelopes frustrated throughout. Their defensive solidity was key as they kept Rangers out, which allowed them to pick one point in Enugu.

Mohammed Hussaini [Katsina United]

He set the tone and at 6ft 4 was dominant in the air and on the ground. Like a maternally crazed gorilla, he rescued a couple of his teammates when they lost their way. Industrious.

Issa Magaji [Kwara United]

The midfielder has been doing more than saying some amazing things of late, as he as also been just as impressive on the field. He bossed his territory.

Destiny Ashadi [Katsina United]

The Imperial Academy product ran the show in the midfield against Abia Warriors. Appears to have taken to the NPFL like a duck to water.

Sunday Anthony [Elkanemi Warriors]

Anthony has struggled to hit the heights he set for himself with his performances last season, but things look to be changing as he ran the show in the 3-0 thumping of Heartland.

Anthony Yeful [Elkanemi Warriors]

His appreciation of teammates’ movement saw him score a brilliant brace. He also had a narrow miss with a sublime back heel effort on the spin that went wide. Indispensable.

Segun Alebiosu [Niger Tornadoes]

Absolutely everywhere menacing, worrying and cutting through the opposition like an anteater through a termite mound, scoring the equaliser. Positive.

Ebenezer Odeyemi [Katsina United]

Another player who proved vital as Katsina United looked to be devastating in the counterattack. Constantly busy against the Umuahia Warriors and every time the Changi Boys broke, Odeyemi was involved.

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