NPFL Team Of The Week 16: Red hot Sunusi, magical Auta and unbreakable Adeyinka listed in XI


The Team Of The Week showcases a group of talented players, who excelled on Sunday.

But who was good enough to make it into our Team Of The Week? Find out below;

Adewale Adeyinka [Gombe United]

The former youth international was constantly called into action in his side’s encounter with Kano Pillars. He saved a spot kick and was voted man of the match.

Reuben Ogbonnaya [Niger Tornadoes]

The former Pillars star has already established himself has one of the best defenders in the league. Helped his side keep a clean sheet against Remo Stars.

Valentine Ozornwafor [Enyimba]

The centre back played very well in the stalemate at Lobi Stars. Was not fazed when coming up against the opposition. It was a near fault-less performance.

Kehinde Adeyemi [Sunshine Stars]

Adeyemi kept the Pride of Rivers at bay as his team picked up a 1-1 draw at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium. He was well complimented by former Rivers United defender Olalekan Gabriel.

Philip Auta [Yobe Desert Stars]

The former Enyimba winger was always a willing runner and his side’s main attacking outlet for the majority of the match. Full of energy and seemed to get better as his opponents tired. Helped his side out with the defensive duties and always looked to create and use the ball intelligently when in possession. His brace was crucial for the Desert Stars who defeated FC Ifeanyi Ubah 2-0.

Anas Yusuf [Nasarawa United]

A composed performance from the winger. He played well against the Elkanemi Warriors side and distributed the ball well when in possession. A calming influence for his side. He provided three assists and scored a goal.

Ayooluwa Adetola [Niger Tornadoes]

Showcased the full range of his abilities in the clash with Remo Stars, particularly in the first 45 minutes when the Sky Blue Stars looked to press their opponents. Strong in the challenge and hard to shake off when on the ball, he made a number of driving runs in the second half.

Sadiq Adam [Yobe Desert Stars]

The key man for his side with two assists. He was able to beat his markers at will and was devastating on the counter.

Ibrahim Sunusi [Nasarawa United]

Has consistently been Nasarawa United’s best player and the one of the positives in a good campaign to date. He scored two goals.

Adamu Muhammed [Gombe United]

Adamu Mohammed put in a tenacious display. Worked tirelessly, closing down defenders and made intelligent runs throughout the game. He haunted his former team Pillars with the leveller.

Amos Gyang [Plateau United]

The forward recognised the dynamics of the game, changing the flow, scoring one and putting up a wonderful performance in the rout of Akwa United.


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