After a seven-month break, the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) resumed at the weekend.
TheCable’s team of the week is made up of the 11 standout players.
Chinedu Anozie (FC Ifeanyi Ubah)
Anozie frustrated Plateau United’s attackers with his outstanding display for FC Ifeanyi Ubah in the 0-0 draw.
Babatunde Solomon (El-Kanemi Warriors)
The no-nonsense defender peppered Akwa United’s strikers with his physical approach and organisation at the back.
Nelson Ogbonnaya (Enyimba)
Nelson Ogbonnaya, former Heartland defender, scored the opener for the two-time CAF Champions League winners. His leadership qualities motivated Enyimba.
Sunday Chinedu (Kano Pillars)
With a man of the match display and the winning goal over Heartland, Chinedu yet again showed why he is one of the best defenders in the NPFL.
Emmanuel Makama (Nasarawa United)
The Nasarawa United skipper proved his mettle once again in front of the Lafia fans. His assist to Abubakar Abdullahi was well laid.
Didi Komboye (FC Ifeanyi Ubah)
The full back wasn’t carried away by the tense atmosphere in Jos. He put in a good shift.
Abdulrazaq Aliyu (El-Kanemi Warriors)
Aliyu delivers on big occasions and Sunday’s game in Uyo wasn’t an exception. His distribution and high pressing game was key to the Warriors’ win.
Dayo Ojo (Sunshine Stars)
Ojo hardly put a foot wrong in Stars’ 1-1 draw at Kwara United. His passes caused the hosts series of problems.
Ba’akaka Ajikolo (El-Kanemi Warriors)
The substitute profited from Olorunleke Ojo’s expensive gaffe in stoppage time to give Warriors a 1-0 win against the Promise Keepers.
Franklin Sasere (Sunshine Stars)
One man who made Kwara United defenders work was Franklin Sasere. He bullied them at every opportunity and scored for Stars with a cheeky lob.
Abdulrahman Bashir (Enyimba)
The Kwara-born striker contributed his quota to Enyimba’s win over MFM with a sweet header beyond the keeper.