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Bayelsa United keeper excited with NPFL standard

02 June 2015, 11:06

Lagos - Bayelsa United goalkeeper, Bassey Akpan, has stated that he is in awe with the turnaround in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Supersport reports.

Akpan has been away from Nigeria since 2011 when he joined Vietnamese club, Hoang Anh Gia Lai FC but is now back in the West African nation's top flight with Bayelsa United, a club he featured for between 2007 and 2010.

The former Nigerian under-17 goalkeeper is excited that on his return to the country's top division he has witnessed a few changes in the championship, especially the outcome of results.

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"I must admit that I am impressed with the kind of results I have seen and witnessed in the league this season. This is a league I played in a few years back and it was always difficult to get results in away matches. But that is different now, because any team can go anywhere and win, and even be allowed to play good football. Seriously this is good for the game. Somehow this has allowed the players to become more confident and also become daring in away matches as well," said Akpan.

The Bayelsa United goalkeeper has been massive for his club since his return to the NPFL. He has kept three clean sheets against Gabros FC, Sharks and FC Taraba.

Akpan was a key member of the Bayelsa United team that won the NPFL in the 2008/09 season when they clinched the title for the first time edging second-placed Heartland by three points.

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