11 players proved red hot as Ademetan Abayomi picks his best team from Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Week 21.
Theophilus Afelokhai [Rivers United]
The experienced Super Eagles keeper put on an assured showing and foiled several attempts from Ugochukwu Ugwuoke. Never afraid of coming off his line and always acted with confidence and determination. Scorching.
Ifeanyi Anaemena [Rivers United]
Super Eagles defender Anaemena hardly looked out of place. He also never allowed the opposition a minute’s respite, driving his team forward and the opposition backwards with real authority. Glowing.
Adeyinka Najeem [MFM FC]
Kept the Warri Wolves forwards as quiet as an Africa Cup of Nations opener and with an ease that suggested he knew exactly what they were going to do. Also added menace up field. Inflammable.
Tebo Franklin [Nasarawa United]
Never allowed Nazifi Yahaya and Manu Garba any space to exploit their movement in the area, in the air or the ground and was especially dominant over Nazifi. Pacey and commanding throughout, he also made several significant interceptions. Cauterising.
Chigozie Obasi [Nasarawa United]
Another faultless performance down the right and sent in the perfect assist for the first goal. Always threatening. Incinerating.
Barry Legbara [MFM FC]
Legbara completely bossed the midfield, never stopped running and was always ready to take the ball off the opposition and start another attack. Blistering.
Kelechi Chimezie [Heartland]
Scored an absolute screamer from 19 yards. The midfielder was courageous and pepperish. Incandescence.
Ossy Martins [Lobi Stars]
Ossy Martins caused problems and grabbed the first goal against FC Ifeanyi Ubah and it was his marvellous assist that wrapped up the game. Also worried with several long distance attempts. Luminosity.
Charles Atshimene [Akwa United]
Opened the scoring and continued to be a menace, scoring another for his brace. Radiant.
Clement Ogwu [MFM FC]
Played some precise football and set up several chances before scoring past John Lawrence. Torrid.
Bright Onyedikachi [Heartland]
The Super Eagles winger was Man of the Match and a breath of fresh air, switching positions to confuse the visitors. It certainly worked as he caused Katsina United real problems and scored with a cool finish. He also assisted Kelechi’s goal. Scorching.