Lagos - Week nineteen of the Nigeria Professional Football League
produced many outstanding players exhibiting their given talents for their respective
It marked the end of the first round of matches in the top
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
The complete central midfielder a team need to have. He
pushed forward and was the best player of the match.
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
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
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