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Otop, Effiong, Ikefe… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week

Otop, Effiong, Ikefe… TheCable’s NPFL team of the week
January 28
09:51 2020

Another game week full of surprises. Rivers United, MFM FC were held to a draw, while Warri Wolves and Kwara United succumbed to defeats in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).

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A great week for Abia Warriors and Adamawa United fans as their teams got important wins. Here are the top performers who made TheCable’s NPFL team of the week.

Ibrahim Pius (Wikki Tourists) – Goalkeeper

The Wikki Tourists goalkeeper was instrumental in their draw at Rivers United. He was completely flawless.

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Chigozie Obasi (Lobi Stars) – Right Back

Obasi was energetic. He bombarded the right flank and caused Nasarawa United a lot of problems as well. He scored a classic goal.

Andrew Ikefe (Plateau United) – Centre Back

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The centre back was phenomenal at the heart of the Plateau United defence, he defended brilliantly against MFM FC. He was the only “silver lining” for the Peace Boys.

Peter Ambrose (Wikki Tourists) – Centre Back

Rock- solid at the back. Ambrose put up an inspirational performance as Wikki Tourists picked a draw against Rivers United.

Ali Chiwedu (Akwa United) – Left Back

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Chiwedu was very influential in Akwa United’s attack and his cross to Orok Akarandut produced a goal for the Promise Keepers.

Dare Ojo (Akwa United) – Central Midfield

The ex Enyimba star was very good at the heart of the Akwa United midfield. Ojo organised the game and his tackles were a problem to the opponent.

Anthony Omaka (Sunshine Stars) – Central Midfield

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Omaka is improving from strength to strength. The best Sunshine Stars player of the week. Hardworking, committed and passionate – he carried Kabiru Dogo’s team right from defence to attack. He registered a brace. Hard to imagine a Sunshine Stars team without Omaka.

Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars) – Attacking Midfield

Absolutely magnificent. He was brilliant when he attacked and incredible when he defended. He was energetic throughout the game as he patrolled up and down the field. He laid an assist to Auwalu Ali.

Auwalu Ali (Kano Pillars) – Right Wing

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Auwalu Ali scored a brace as Pillars forced Sunshine Stars to a 2-2 draw at the Ondo Sports Complex. Ali put up a formidable performance.

Ndifreke Effiong (Akwa United) – Left Wing

Magical! The Nigerian international was too much for the Heartland defence to handle. Lightning pace, skilful, agile and beautiful to watch, Ndifreke notched up a brace.

Okon Otop (Abia Warriors) – Forward

Amidst many weeks of being unsettled at Warri Wolves, the Abia Warriors man came back strong yet again with his former team feeling the heat. He delivered the winner.

Kennedy Boboye (Akwa United) – Manager

Yet again, Boboye proves a point. An excellent manager who brings something out of nothing for the Promise Keepers.

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