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OFFICIAL: Top performers from Nigeria Premier Football League matchday three (photos)
OFFICIAL: Top performers from Nigeria Premier Football League matchday three (photos)

𝗕𝘆 𝗘𝗷𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗜𝘁𝘂𝗺𝗼

The Nigeria Premier Football League is heating up, and matchday three showcased some remarkable talents who left their mark on the field.

Let’s take a closer look at the players who shone during these exciting matches:

𝗧𝗮𝗼𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗸 𝗠𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗺𝗼: (𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀)


The 19-year-old Shooting Stars attacking midfielder stole the show with a brilliant brace in a 2-1 comeback victory against Gombe United, earning himself the Man of the Match accolade.

𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗲𝗹 𝗗𝗮𝗴𝗮 (𝗘𝗻𝘆𝗶𝗺𝗯𝗮)


Enyimba’s new signing, Daga, made a strong impression by providing an assist in their 3-2 win in his first home appearance since joining the club.

𝗦𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗿𝘂 𝗔𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶: (𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗼 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀)


The in-form striker secured the winning goal for his team, Bayelsa United, and has now netted two goals in three games.

𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 𝗢𝗹𝗮𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶: (𝗦𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀)


A standout midfielder, Olalusi found the back of the net in a 1-1 draw against Heartland, taking his tally to two goals in three appearances; two of which he has come on as a second-half substitute.

𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗡𝘄𝗼𝗴𝗯𝗮𝗴𝗮: (𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱)


The towering striker scored the equalizer against his former team, Sunshine Stars, in a 1-1 draw.

𝗞𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗶 𝗡𝗻𝗼𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗶: (𝗔𝗯𝗶𝗮 𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗿𝘀)


Making an impressive debut, Abia Warriors’ new striker left a strong first impression in his first Nigeria topflight division game.

𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝘂: (𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲)


Taminu secured his team’s only goal with a spot kick in a 1-0 win over Plateau United.

𝗞𝘂𝗳𝗿𝗲 𝗘𝗯𝗼𝗻𝗴: (𝗔𝗸𝘄𝗮 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱)


In his first start for Akwa United, Ebong found the back of the net against Enyimba, showing his potential as a new striker for the club.

𝗔𝗱𝗲𝗯𝗮𝘆𝗼 𝗪𝗮𝗵𝗲𝗲𝗱: (𝗟𝗼𝗯𝗶 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀)


Lobi Stars sensation Waheed was a constant threat against Katsina United, playing a significant role down the flank.

𝗘𝗸𝗲𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗢𝗸𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲: (𝗕𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗹𝘀𝗮 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱)


Bayelsa United winger Ekeson scored his first goal of the season, despite a 2-1 home loss to Remo Stars.

𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘄 𝗠𝗮𝗷𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗮: (𝗗𝗼𝗺𝗮 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱)


Majalisa impressed for Doma United in his left-back role during a 0-0 draw against Sporting Lagos away from home.

𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗱𝗼𝗺 𝗢𝘀𝗮𝘆𝗶: (𝗗𝗼𝗺𝗮 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱)


Doma United’s goalkeeper Kingdom Osayi made five stunning saves in their 0-0 draw at Sporting Lagos and earned the Man of the Match award.

𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗠𝗲𝗴𝘄𝗼: (𝗔𝗯𝗶𝗮 𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗿𝘀)


Megwo was the match-winner for his team, Abia Warriors, in a 1-0 victory against Kano Pillars, finally beating the stubborn Kano Pillars goalkeeper.

𝗦𝗮𝗺𝘂𝗲𝗹 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘄: (𝗗𝗼𝗺𝗮 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱)


Doma United midfielder Samuel displayed exceptional skills in their 0-0 draw against Sporting Lagos, winning all the midfield battles.

𝗔𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗢𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗴𝗶𝗲: (𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲)


Bendel Insurance goalkeeper, Amas Obasogie, kept his second clean sheet of the season in a 1-0 win over Plateau United.

𝗜𝗳𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘆𝗶 𝗢𝗻𝘆𝗲𝗯𝘂𝗰𝗵𝗶: (𝗘𝗻𝘂𝗴𝘂 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘀)


Onyebuchi put in a solid defensive performance for Enugu Rangers in their 2-1 victory against Niger Tornadoes.

𝗞𝗮𝘇𝗲𝗲𝗺 𝗢𝗴𝘂𝗻𝗹𝗲𝘆𝗲: (𝗘𝗻𝘂𝗴𝘂 𝗥𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘀)


Enugu Rangers’ superkid, Ogunleye, provided an assist for the opening goal and showcased his scoring and assisting abilities.

𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗡𝘄𝗼𝗸𝗲: (𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗟𝗮𝗴𝗼𝘀)


Sporting Lagos goalkeeper Nwoke kept his third clean sheet in three games, an impressive start to his topflight division experience.

𝗦𝗮𝗺𝘂𝗲𝗹 𝗔𝗻𝗮𝗲𝗸𝘄𝗲: (𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗼 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀)


Anaekwe played a pivotal role in Remo Stars’ first away win of the season, providing an assist for their opening goal against Bayelsa United.

𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗱𝘂 𝗨𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲: (𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗟𝗮𝗴𝗼𝘀)


Ufere’s superb performance in midfield for Sporting Lagos couldn’t secure a win but was a standout feature in the 0-0 draw against Doma United.

𝗔𝗻𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗻𝘆 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗹𝗶𝗻: (𝗔𝗸𝘄𝗮 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱)


Franklin’s stellar defensive skills for Akwa United showed his value as a significant signing for the team.

𝗘𝘇𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗮: (𝗞𝗮𝘁𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗮 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱)


Katsina United’s full-back, Chidera, had an exceptional game, offering constant threats down the right flank.

𝗠𝘂𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗺𝗮: 𝗞𝗮𝗻𝗼 𝗣𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘀


Kano Pillars goalkeeper, Galadima, displayed fantastic skills despite a 1-0 loss to Abia Warriors.

𝗔𝗹𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗼 𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗮𝗿𝗶: (𝗘𝗻𝘆𝗶𝗺𝗯𝗮)


Enyimba’s captain, Somiari, proved to be the match-winner with a powerful free-kick goal in their 3-2 victory against Akwa United.

𝗘𝘇𝗲 𝗘𝗸𝘄𝘂𝘁𝗼𝘇𝗶𝗮𝗺: (𝗘𝗻𝘆𝗶𝗺𝗯𝗮)


Enyimba’s versatile attacker, Ekwutoziam, was instrumental in their 3-2 win, providing an important assist.

𝗔𝘇𝗲𝗲𝘇 𝗙𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗹𝘂: (𝗞𝗮𝘁𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗮 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱)


Katsina United’s energetic midfielder, Falolu, dominated the midfield and created numerous goal-scoring opportunities in their 0-0 draw against Lobi Stars.

𝗩𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁𝘂𝘀: (𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲)


Bendel Insurance’s highly-rated winger, Vincent Augustus, played a crucial role in their 1-0 win over Plateau United, coming on as a halftime substitute.

These players are making their mark in the Nigeria Premier Football League, and their performances are surely worth following as the season progresses.

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