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News24 Glo Premier League Team of The Week 19

22 July 2015, 11:00

Lagos - Week nineteen of the Nigeria Professional Football League produced many outstanding players exhibiting their given talents for their respective clubs.

It marked the end of the first round of matches in the top flight.

News24 compiles the names of the outstanding ones and they make up the XI. The selected players showed a lot of great performances in the closing day of the half-season. Below are the 11 players in News 24's team of the week nineteen.

Femi Thomas [Enyimba]

Had to be awake from the start, saving his side on countless times. Later rescued Enyimba again when pulling off two superb saves late in the match against Rangers.

Abubakar Yusuf [Kwara United]

Dominated the right flank with an energy that saw him halt any Giwa attacks down his side. Got up field on several occasions and scored late in the first half.

Also read: Glo Premier League Week 18 wrap

Chinedu Efugh [Heartland FC]

Never put a foot wrong and made Wikki Tourists attackers look as potent as pre-Viagra pensioners. Conquered in the air and on the ground, clearing up forward balls with ease and causing the odd problem up field.

Moses James [Shooting Stars]

Was a complete rock at the centre of defence and despite Elkanemi Warriors creating opportunities he never allowed anyone to bypass him. He scored the winner for the Oluyole Warriors.

Ichull Lordson [Warri Wolves]

Made a splendid contribution and completely annulled Sharks midfielders. He was also full of energy and seemed to know his role with and without the ball.

Julius Ubido [Heartland FC]

He scored twice from free-kicks in a game he dictated the pace and flow. His performance was inspiring at the Rojenny Stadium.

Akleche Enokela [Lobi Stars]

Showed with his twists, turns and false starts that he is a footballer designed in the offices of Machiavelli and the Marquis de Sade. Scored and was always ready for action.

Bolaji Sarkin [Abia Warriors]

The complete central midfielder a team need to have. He pushed forward and was the best player of the match.

Tunde Adeniji [Sunshine Stars]

The fast rising player's opener was brilliant. Was the liveliest wire in Sunshine Stars' tactical system, no wonder his second goal turned out to seal the maximum points for the Owena Waves. He acted more than a priest in a Hammer Vampire film.

Adamu Hassan [Kano Pillars]

Scored twice, making it look easy and was a nightmare for the Lobi Stars defence line. Forever pushing forward and like a Marxist at a Nietzschean convention, highlighted problems in the opposition's defensive philosophy all day.

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