What a weekend we have ahead of us, with games pitting some of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) heavyweights—and bitterest rivals—against each other.
Wobbling Abia Warriors host MFM FC, who will have their eyes on a win, Katsina United and Plateau United collide.
Futbalgalore.com.ng identifies 7 players to keep an eye on in Nigeria Professional Football League week six action this weekend.
Samuel Stone – Jigawa Golden Stars
Stone has been in amazing form for Jigawa Golden Stars this year, scoring three times in 5 games.
The strike will lead the Jigawa Golden Stars attack in the Northern derby with Wikki Tourists at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium.
Israel Abia – Rangers
With two goals, Israel Abia has continued to impress for Rangers in the current campaign.
The burly forward has been immense for the Flying Antelopes. He will be hoping to build on his good run of form at home to Lobi Stars.
Akanni Elijah – MFM FC
Akanni Elijah has arguably been MFM FC’s star man. He remains one of the division’s best attacking midfielders, and he’ll need to be at his best to destroy Abia Warriors.
Elijah will need to torment Warriors’ midfield three, if MFM FC are to get a positive result in Okigwe.
Thomas Zenke – Lobi Stars
Winger Thomas Zenke has reignited his career at Lobi Stars. He has been involved in the last four goals of Lobi Stars, the skillful forward has one assist so far.
His contribution has been key to Lobi Stars’ good start. Zenke will be hoping his contribution lead to three points against Rangers this weekend.
Sadeeq Yusuf – Sunshine Stars
While Fuad Ekelojuoti is typically heralded as Sunshine Stars’ main man, it’s impossible for us to look beyond Sadeeq Yusuf for the game at Dakkada. Sadeeq was simply irresistible against Warri Wolves.
He looked to be in top form against the Seasiders, and his confidence was high enough to grab a last gasp winner. Dakkada defenders must beware!
Chinedu Udeagha – Wikki Tourists
Former Rangers and Enyimba midfielder, Chinedu Udeagha has been the standout player for Wikki Tourists this term.
With two goals, the ex Lobi Stars playmaker has set the perfect platform kick off life in Bauchi.
Ndifreke Effiong – Akwa United
Arguably Akwa United’s best player at present time, Ndifreke Effiong has been in superb form this season in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
The Nigeria international will be expected to build on his good run of form when Akwa United visit Heartland side at Dan Anyiam Stadium this weekend.