Former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Dele Aiyenugba was impressive for Kwara United who picked a 0-0 draw against Jigawa Golden Stars in Kaduna.
Enyimba winger Anayo Iwuala put the Kano Pillars backline to the sword in a 2-1 win, netting at the Enyimba International Stadium.
Ndifreke Effiong joins Anayo in the attack as a result of his goal in Akwa United’s 1-1 draw with Wikki Tourists.
Midfielder Isa Ndala was central to Plateau United’s success over Adamawa United in Jos.
Following two days of clashes, goals and entertainment in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), Futbalgalore.com.ng picks the best XI from the week 5 action.
Dele Aiyenugba [Kwara United]
Jigawa Golden Stars would have won this game if not for his prowess as Dele Aiyenugba plucked several crosses out of the air and made some top saves. Commanding.
Kazie Enyinnaya [Rivers United]
Kazie Enyinnaya was an absolute menace down the right with his energetic running out of defence, relieving the pressure on his teammates. Scored and also put in some threatening crosses and couldn’t be stopped by fair means or foul. Entertaining.
Peter Ambrose [Wikki Tourists]
Despite overwhelming possession by Akwa United the Lord of Wikki Tourists never let his defence down. Commanding his area like an invading general, he won all his aerial battles. Overwhelming.
Ibukun Harrison [Abia Warriors]
An absolute wall on the ground as well as in the air, he totally commanded the FC Ifeanyi Ubah forwards. Brilliant.
Konan Ruffin [Rivers United]
Ruffin impressed at the left hand side of defence for Rivers United who humbled Heartland 3-1 in Port Harcourt. He was always running down the left flank and worked hard. Thrilling.
Tony Omaka [Enyimba]
It was a standout performance from the ex COD United and Sunshine Stars player who showed why is one of the best defensive midfielders in the NPFL against Kano Pillars. Active.
Isa Ndala [Plateau United]
A top performance from the midfielder and gelled well with Oche Salefu as Plateau United walloped Adamawa United. Fascinating.
Ugochukwu Ugwuoke [Rangers]
Always intelligent, was the perfect example of a complete midfielder as everything good went through him. Was on song and looked lively. Inspiring.
Anayo Iwuala [Enyimba]
The ex Kada City winger netted and caused serious problems for Pillars’ back-line with his pace and energy. He showed lots of potential and looked hungry throughout. Exciting.
Thomas Zenke [Lobi Stars]
Played a big part in both goals and ruled the flank, stopping attacks before they started and also setting them up for his own side. Fooled his markers every now and then by going wide and put some dangerous balls into the mix. Convincing.
Ndifreke Effiong [Akwa United]
The Wikki Tourists defence couldn’t get near him and he took them on with ease and scored into the bargain. Encouraging.