NPFL Team Of The Week 9: Omoyele, Ndifreke, Iwuala, Gata Deliver

After Enyimba netted another win, picks the best XI from the latest round of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) action.

Dele Aiyenugba [Kwara United]

Thanks to the 37-year-old’s stunning form, the result was in favour of Kwara United in Akure. Miraculous.

Taiwo Salawudeen [Kwara United]

The defender played on the right side of Kwara United back line and won everything. Always combative and conscientious. Committed.

Ernest Governor [Rangers]

Getting by Rangers’ ironman is like trying to get into the Vatican on the free Sunday every month – almost impossible. He nicked, flicked and kicked away everything and anything while always completely comfortable with the ball. Unyielding.

Peter Ambrose [Wikki Tourists]

Doesn’t seem to have bad games and put in another extremely solid shift. Never put a foot wrong and his assurance at the back allowed Wikki Tourists to be forceful further forward. Exceptional.

Benjamin Francis [Heartland]

Always menaced down the left flank with his pace and performed. Continued to cause problems. Awesome.

Jimoh Gbadamosi [Heartland]

With a pass ratio of 94 per cent he was at the heart of all Heartland’s best moves. Steady and reliable, he was closely involved and netted the winner. Unswerving.

Ndifreke Effiong [Akwa United]

Almost unplayable and certainly unbeatable anytime he bursts to the box. Scored the first, set up the second and topped a cracking performance with a superb spot kick for the third. Brilliant.

Isah Gata [Kwara United]

Was effective, energetic and consistently embarrassed Sunshine Stars as he ruled surpreme with his devastating runs into the heart of the defence. Scored and brought balance to the team. Dynamic.

Anayo Iwuala [Enyimba]

The petit forward, with his close control and ball skills, always found space to attack and cause problems. His pace and trickery also saw him produce two assists with all the craftiness of the most cunning scugnizzo. Scheming.

Ali Mallam [Kano Pillars]

A thorn in FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s side. He scored a sweet free kick and always relished running at the opposition. Inspiring.

Tosin Omoyele [Enyimba]

Another exhilarating performance and consistently threatened the Plateau United goal. He took his first goal with a real No 9’s aplomb as he nodded home Anayo Iwuala’s cross, his second was a textbook strike. Invigorating.

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