The 2020/21 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season is already in week five.
During the transfer window, clubs shopped for players to strengthen their options.
We have decided to look back at the new signings to have made the greatest impressions.
Here are our six red-hot NPFL signings of the 2020/21 campaign so far:
- Uche Ihuarulam – Warri Wolves
Ihuarulam’s selfless style and willingness to work is fundamental to the Wolves’ pressing approach.
His hustling and harrying style may see him fail to gain the plaudits, but his repertoire of two finishes has aided Wolves.
- Chinedu Udeagha – Wikki Tourists
Usman Abd’Allah decision to sign Chinedu Udeagha from Lobi Stars has proven vindicated following a brilliant start on the part of the ex Rangers man, who has proven one of the NPFL’s most influential midfielders so far.
Udeagha has scored two league goals in five games.
- Godwin Aguda – Rivers United
The acquisition of Godwin Aguda from Al-Washm has brought an x-factor back to the Rivers United side, the winger having lit up the Pride of Rivers with his exhilarating dribbling skills and trickery in wide areas.
Aguda is box office viewing when at his exciting best, dancing through defences with daring dribbles and electric pace. Two goals and two assists is a respectable tally for a player whose end product still needs to improve.
- Jide Fatokun – Kwara United
Fatokun has established himself as a centre-piece of a new-look Kwara United side, his press-resistant ability to receive the ball and dribble in tight spaces a fundamental part of Abdullahi Biffo’s engine room at Kwara United.
The former Sunshine Stars player is comfortable in possession and a fine passer, whilst his creative talents are added to by a tenacious streak in regaining the ball and preventing opposition attacks.
- Samuel Stone – Jigawa Golden Stars
Unless you’ve been living under a footballing rock, you’ve probably heard of a striker who has made quite some mark on NPFL this season. He might have joined Jigawa Golden Stars last season, he played less than five games, so the striker is nothing but a new signing.
Samuel Stone has grabbed the attention of leading clubs following a prolific start to the season with Jigawa Golden Stars. The forward is reportedly a Kano Pillars property.
He has scored a barely believable 3 goals in just 5 appearances for his club so far in the 2020/21 campaign.
- Ossy Martins – Lobi Stars
Ossy has enjoyed the best start to his Lobi Stars career as the prolific focal point of an exciting Pride of Benue side.
The former Kwara United man has been a virtual ever-present player. He is amongst the most consistent and all-round forwards currently playing in the 2020/21 season, possessing a bullish strength with fine finishing and an ability to link the play. He has formed a fine understanding with Chinonso Okonkwo and remains pivotal to Stars’ hopes of future success.