Plateau United’s form in the last five Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) games has hardly gone unnoticed. 8 points isn’t a bad return.

But the contribution to their success made by their defence has not received anywhere near the plaudits their forwards have.

That is understandable considering the fact that Abdu Maikaba’s side have scored six goals in the process. But so impressive is their back four that the Peace Boys have conceded three goals so far.

And a key reason has been the performances of Andrew Ikefe and Isah Ndala.

Overall, meanwhile, they have kept four clean sheets so far this term.

Their overall tackle success, however, is impressive in the division. That emphasises just what an important job Ndala and Ikefe do. The latter has been superb at the back, while Ndala is vital when it comes to breaking play down from midfield.

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