The Nigeria Professional Football League title race keeps getting interesting each match week with Rivers United streaking their undefeat run to maintain their stay on top of the table and Plateau United providing a really good rival following their 1-0 win against Niger Tornadoes along with Remo Stars 1-0 win over MFM FC.
Clubs like Wikki Tourists, Dakkada, Nasarawa United, Abia Warriors and Enugu Rangers also enjoyed a good day at the office following their respective victories in the matchday.
We here at Lodgexpress look at the top ten performers from Matchday 21 in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
📍 Ahmed Oluwasegun Jimoh – Gombe United
▪️ Highly rated Gombe United playmaker impressed against Shooting Stars in a performance that earned him the man of the match. The game ended 0-0
📍 Emmanuel Ayaosi – Dakkada Football Club
▪️ Dakkada Football Club wonderkid, Ayaosi returned to scoring at home on Wednesday when he netted the opener against Kwara United. The game ended 2-0.
📍 Chris Nwaeze Christopher – Akwa United
▪️ Akwa United new boy continues his amazing start to life at the club he joined during the mid-season transfer window.
He has played 2 games and hasn’t recorded any loss so far. Their game in Kano ened 0-0.
📍 Nwagua Nyima – Rivers United
▪️ Just when Rivers United needed a savior to continue their reign on top of the NPFL standing, Nwagua Nyima scored the winner through a sublime strike to hand his side all 3 points against Lobi Stars. The game ended 1-0.
📍 Nweke Kalu – Abia Warriors
▪️ The vintage Kalu that everyone knows was unarguably the best player on the pitch and caused havoc for Enyimba backline during their derby win. His presence was felt all through the afternoon and that earned him a spot on the list.
📍 Adewale Lasisi – Dakkada Football Club
▪️ Another dazzling display from the attacking midfielder who came on in the second half and created 3 goalscoring chances, 5 successful dribbles 3 fouls won and 1 assist in their 2-0 win over Kwara United.
📍 Sikiru Alimi – Remo Stars
▪️ Signed for Remo Stars during the mid-season transfer window, made his first start against MFM FC and struck the winner after just 3️⃣ minutes. It ended 1-0.
📍 Ikefe Okeoghene Andrew – Plateau United
▪️ Ikefe did a superb job of marshalling the Plateau United backline to another clean sheet in their 1-0 win over his former club, Niger Tornadoes.
It was the centre-half who scored a brilliant goal late in the game to secure all three points.
📍 Adewale Adeyinka – Akwa United
▪️ It will be best to say that Adewale Adeyinka always activates his beast mode whenever he’s playing against Kano Pillars. He hasn’t lost to Kano Pillars in 6️⃣ years and ensured that his side maintained their unbeaten record since 2018.
He has never conceded more than 1 goal in his career when playing against Kano Pillars. It was also the goalie’s first game as captain of Akwa United and he kept his 9️⃣th cleansheet.
📍 Valentine Odoh – Abia Warriors
▪️ Odoh has now justified why Coach Imama Amakapabo decided to sign him at the start of the season. He has now scored 7 goals in his last 8 games this season. He is favorite to win March’s player of the month award.
Stay tuned with us as we bring you up to speed with activities from the Nigeria Professional Football League matchday 22 this weekend.
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