Samson Gbadebo was thrilled to help Akwa United to a clean sheet on Wednesday afternoon in Uyo.
The Nigerian defender formed a strong centre-back pairing with Charles Okafor to shut out Wikki Tourists in the Promise Keepers’ 2-0 matchday 16 triumph at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium.
The Nigeria Professional Football League’s best centre-back was again crucial for his side, keeping another clean sheet in the club’s 7th win this season.
Ensuring the visitors had a quiet outing on the afternoon with just 3 shots on target, Gbadebo was huge in defence winning 8 aerial duels and 8 clearances, 6 clean sliding tackles, and was also key to Akwa United’s offensive play making 5 (out of 7) accurate long balls.
He has been an amazing personality in the defending champions’ backline and his amazing defensive display has helped Akwa United return to the top four on the log. Their next fixture comes up in four days and it’s a trip to Abia Warriors this Sunday.