Lagos - A goal-laden round of Nigeria Professional Football
League fixtures gave News24 a selection headache when compiling the Week 26
Team of the Week.
The goalkeeper was a one-man army, doing everything possible
to keep a clean sheet with continuous supply of world-class stops. His penalty
save highlighted a wonderful day for the former Rangers shot stopper.
[Enyimba International FC]
Was back to his domineering best against Sharks FC. Won all
of his aerial battles with outfield opponents and refused to be infiltrated on
the deck. It was a commanding display by the People's Elephants skipper.
A prominent performance and at times made the Warri Wolves
forwards look as clumsy as Laurel and Hardy pushing a grand piano up a narrow
staircase. A slow start but gradually became a rock at the back.
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Aminu Mbai [Giwa FC]
The defender proved a thorn in the flesh of Lobi Stars'
back-four with his direct runs and defensive contributions. He the
joint-highest tally in the match, before heading home the clincher.
The left-back made crucial interventions and asserted full
control over his flank. He showed quality as usual for the Flying Antelopes.
Razaq Aliyu [Enyimba
Was everywhere, blocking shots, destroying any build-up play
and a more than effective defensive shield in front of his back four. Won all
his aerial battles and played a major part from his central midfield spot.
Amos Gyang [Giwa FC]
Pulled all the strings in the middle of the park as Giwa
proceeded to score two late goals against Lobi Stars. His assists were world
class. He hit 90 per cent of his 58 passes to his teammates.
Enete Chebem [Enugu
Chebem played a starring role against Elkanemi Warriors,
despite the Borno Army's eventual comeback. He scored the second goal for
Rangers and single-handedly caused all sorts of troubles for the home side.
His direct play was pivotal to Elkanemi Warriors' two-all
draw against Rangers, constantly catching the eye with his strong running and
dangerous deliveries. Capped his display with a brace.
He delivered two well taken strikes, the first from open
play and the second from the penalty spot. He was a class act and showed why he
is highly-rated on the domestic scene.
The performer of the weekend, his pair of finishes saw off
Abia Warriors. He bullied the away side's defence with his classy touches and
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