NPFL Team Of The Round 23

With an away win recorded by Akwa United in the matchday 23 of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), selects the best XI from Week 23.

Olorunleke Ojo [Akwa United]
Won the points with several blinding saves, including efforts from Samuel Agba and Eugene Obi. At his very best to deny first Paul Funom then pulling off an amazing double stop on a strike and rebound from Philip Asuquo. Sensational.

Emmanuel Ariwachukwu [Akwa United]

A vigilant performance down his flank and pretty much annulled any danger coming from the Yobe Desert Stars midfield. Kept his discipline and never allowed himself to be pulled out of position and a thoroughly neat display. Subtle.

Markson Ojo [Rivers United]

Like flying to the moon in a Fiat 500 it was impossible for the Pillars attackers to put down any real traction against the defender. He accounted for the assist that resulted in Rivers’ goal. His determination and ferocity was best highlighted with a superb crucial sliding tackle on Nyima Nwangua. Commanding.

Chinedu Efugh [Abia Warriors]
Made a handful of clearances and interceptions and equalised with a perfect header. Also launched a couple of menacing crosses during the match. Intimidating.

Chisom Kizito [Abia Warriors]

Controlled the left flank with his dynamic runs into danger areas and displayed all his power and pace before delivering a handful of dangerous balls that left defenders as perky as rat droppings. Menacing.

Kelly Kester [Akwa United]

Kester was consistently gritty and hardworking at the base of the midfield. Complete.

Obi Samson [Abia Warriors]

Obi showed up once again for the Umuahia Warriors. He was integral to the draw with a well delivered goal for Abia Warriors. Absolute.

Shedrack Asiegbu [Abia Warriors]

Asiegbu created space and plotting moves for his teammates to exploit. Always looking for the killer ball. He produced one assist while also making seven key passes. Supreme.

Michael Ibe [Akwa United]

A commanding game and encapsulated his best performances when scoring the winner with all his pure, irresistible energy. Tigerish.

Osita Henry Chikere [Rivers United]

Always looking to cause problems with and without the ball and narrowly missed as one effort skinned the bar. He executed a Ojobo’s pass to score. Comprehensive.

Salisu Saidu [Plateau United]

The striker was consistently upsetting the narrative throughout and succeeded scoring two goals for Plateau United. Assertive.

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