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NPFL Team of the Week 33

14 October 2015, 15:08

Lagos - Nasarawa United further enhanced their continental ambition with a 2-1 victory at Bayelsa United with Lobi Stars earning a 2-1 win at home to sinking Kwara United.

News24 picks the team of the week 33 in a 4-3-3 formation.

Ibrahim Pius [Nasarawa United]

The goalkeeper is hitting a purple patch just in time for the business end of the campaign. Nasarawa United won thanks to his heroics. Firstly he saved a penalty from Opubo Japhet in the 25th minute, then single-handedly kept his side in the game with five decisive saves, two of those miraculous. Did brilliantly well, and must be applauded for his efforts.

Odinga Odinga [Sharks FC]

The Sharks legend set up the opener after three minutes with a perfect centre. He foiled the attacking forays of Wikki Tourists and was uncompromising in the discharge of his duties.

Lawal Shittu [Giwa FC]

Struck with a cool finish for the hosts. Made sure nothing got past him and closed down any potentially dangerous movements from the visitors, whose all-too-obvious attacking efforts proved to be predictable.

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Ossai Uche [Warri Wolves]

Leading a solid back line he was always negating any problems from Rangers. Whether defending balls into the area or making clearances, he won his battles in the air and on the ground throughout with relative ease.

Chinedu Udoji [Enyimba FC]

He might be built like a tank but he can also move like a Ferrari and his strength and pace was too much for Shooting Stars as he limited them to few chances in his zone of influence. He imperiously commanded his back line, won balls and was best seen when he netted the winner for the leaders.

Yusuf Adio [Akwa United]

Adio put in a monstrous performance against Abia Warriors. He created panic with a terrific screamer that sailed to the waiting net. Had several more attempts on goal that was blocked. His all-round contribution was very crucial for the Promise Keepers.

Dare Ojo [Kwara United]

The young Kwara United midfielder is clearly destined for a bright future. He put in yet another star performance against Lobi Stars in the Harmony Boys' 2-1 loss. His sheer desire kept the home team occupied throughout. His thunderbolt to the roof of the net from a free-kick was his 7th of the season.

Anyu Ishaya [Nasarawa United]

The midfielder was pivotal in the middle for the Solid Miners, and had a near-flawless game, with two goals and a 95 per cent pass accuracy. He is in fantastic form at this crucial stage of the season.

Ibrahim Ajani [Shooting Stars]

The winger's pace and intelligence caused all sorts of trouble for Enyimba. He also had efforts on target blocked, while two thunderbolts whizzed just over the bar. His equalizer was simply world class.

Abdulrahman Bashir [Kwara United]

The sparkling striker had several showstoppers to savour including a goal for the Pride of Benue. Left the Kwara United defence like NPFL chairmen trying to agree on the Ultra problem, utterly confused.

Gbolahan Salami [Warri Wolves]

A real terror in attack he was always in the right place at the right time, a Rottweiler up against Andrex puppies. The forward showed his potent percentages. His strike was well taken.

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