Kano Pillars and Akwa United remain firmly at the top of the table after both collected draws in the Nigeria Professional Football League week 22.
At the bottom, Sunshine Stars lost again, as MFM FC took a step towards survival after inflicting a 1-0 defeat to Lobi Stars.
Our Team of the Week will see a 3-4-3 formation deployed. Let us know your thoughts!
Vincent Edafe – Abia Warriors
At least four crucial saves, including two point blank stops from Bakary Bamba and Nelson Esor, in order to keep a crucial clean sheet and help Abia Warriors draw at Rivers United.
Adekunle Adeleke – Abia Warriors
An almost perfect performance, with just a couple of mistakes, but overall controlled the Rivers United attacks.
Daniel Itodo – Plateau United
If everyone on the Plateau United side played with the consistency and commitment of the full back they would be table toppers. Always ready to make that vital interception and regularly got forward to put in several dangerous passes.
Ernest Governor – Rangers
Stood up to a revitalised Akwa United after the break and with his ability to lead the defence and inspire his teammates, he dealt firmly with everything.
Ekene Awazie – FC Ifeanyi Ubah
Scored by absolutely putting the ball past David Ariyo. Was always in the right place at the right time.
Ibrahim Olawoyin – Rangers
An excellent performance throughout in Uyo. Always at the centre of things his intelligence saw him torment Akwa United at the Nest of Champions.
Rabiu Ali – Kano Pillars
Man of the match performance for the former Nasarawa United man, with a sweet freekick to score and masterclass for Pillars. It was a veteran performance, that reminded everyone that while sometimes form is temporary, class is permanent.
Imeh Atobasi – MFM FC
Imeh scored a beautiful winner to put things on the right track for the Olukoya Boys, plus he controlled any Lobi Stars attacks perfectly.
Aliyu Abdullahi – Nasarawa United
What a goal to make it 1-0 and and put the match to bed, after also slotting home coolly in the win over Heartland.
Anayo Ogbonna – Adamawa United
First ever brace for Adamawa United in a fundamental clash and lead the way with a double against Warri Wolves.
Zulkifilu Muhammed – Plateau United
A consistent threat to the Wikki Tourists backline, a constant physical battle with the defenders, and then the decisive brace.