5. Ndifreke Udo Effiong – Akwa United
The heart and soul of Akwa United, Ndifreke Udo Effiong strikes phobia to the hearts of defenders in Nigeria.
He scores even with his eyes close and has a very high work rate.
The 2016 Olympic Games Bronze Medallist has already struck eight goals this season.
4. Austin Oladapo – Enyimba
Oladapo is a central midfielder who seems to work best in a dynamic 4-3-3 system. His passing range, finesse and confidence has been admired.
Enyimba have the kind of specimen capable of guiding the club back to the top of domestic and African football football.
At Gombe United, Oladapo was superb releasing forwards and linking up with the striker, and at Enyimba, all the pieces are falling into place for him to benefit.
3. Nelson Esor – Rivers United
Esor is an attacking midfielder with an eye for a forward pass and goals. He has the turn and the pace to change defence into attack. And Rivers United this season have depended on this very element for them to gain vital results in the league.
2. Fatai Abdullahi – Abia Warriors
Having come through the ranks of Ikorodu United, Fatai Abdullahi jumped ship and linked up with Abia Warriors.
He continues to impress many with his performances for Abia Warriors.
The intelligent player has a keen eye for passing and the kind of mental aptitude that separates him from many others his age.
1. Anayo Iwuala – Enyimba
Anayo has been at Enyimba since 2019. He shaping up to become on their most exciting young talents capable of mixing it with the very best in the field.
The former Kada City and Delta Force ace is winger by trade and has capabilities to contribute to both attack as well as defence; and ever since the club appointed Fatai Osho as their manager, the lad has become a key part of their attack, dictating play every single game. He seems capable of taking on the challenge and living up to expectations.