Afeez Nosir the unsung hero in the Kwara United cog


He came into the Kwara United team as merely a back up plan but turning out to be the real deal for the Harmony Boys in the 18/19 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaign,’s Ademetan Abayomi writes.

Not your flamboyant player but will give you a 100 percent and over.
I dare say in modern day football, aside talent, one other driving tool in which football thrives the most is devotion and total commitment to the course.
The man in focus is on defensive midfielder Afeez Nosir, who has risen to be one of the bright sparks of the Abubakar Bala managed side in the tough Group A of the top flight season.
His name didn’t pop up as one of the forefront future talents to watch out for this term. But he has held his own in a richly assembled squad.
But let us not get distracted, the main focus of this piece is to highlight the immense contribution he is making to United’s campaign in the NPFL.
Make no mistakes, he is work in progress. He has come into the side and is gradually making that position his own.
His reading of the game, making of vital interventions and most importantly making tackles without necessarily fouling and attracting cautions for me wins the day.
In that game against Enyimba, where Kwara United labored for a much needed win, Nosir was just superb.
He emerged a star in the midfield against well built and highly talented opposition in Austin Oladapo, Andrew Abalogu and Abdulrahman Bashir.
The youngster was just picking the pockets of these experienced players on the other side and playing it simple with neat one touch passes to start United’s own attack.
He took his performance up another notch with such a sterling display in the win over Niger Tornadoes.
His assured performance in the midfield gave the Harmony Boys a solid background on which attacks were launched.
I am now looking forward to the day Nosiru’s guaranteed quality in shielding the defence is complemented with goals which will for me take him closer to what many believe is the new Sunday Oliseh.


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