Top 10 Players to Keep an Eye on in the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League Season

Here are ten players to watch as the Nigeria Professional Football League progresses in the 2019/2020 season:

Amia Kenneth Kumbur:

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Amia, known as the new Jay Jay Okocha, caught the attention of Kano Pillars’ management during a preseason tournament match. He joined Kano Pillars from Lobi Stars on a two-year deal and is a commanding midfielder with great potential.

Sunusi Ibrahim:

Sunusi emerged as a top scorer in his debut season, impressing many with his performances. He plays for Nasarawa United and has shown his skills on the national team level as well. Despite a late return from the U-23 Afcon, he aims to continue his goal-scoring spree.

Suraj Aiyeleso:

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Aiyeleso, a goalkeeper, worked hard to secure a starting position for Kano Pillars after being a benchwarmer. He showcased his talents during the Super Six tournament and is now determined to establish himself as a prominent figure in Nigerian football.

Mfon Udoh:

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Udoh, who currently plays for Akwa United, is a complete forward with impressive goal-scoring abilities. He holds the record for the most goals scored in a single season in the NPFL and has consistently delivered exceptional performances. He is a force to be reckoned with this season.

Olamilekan Aniyikaye:

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Aniyikaye, a reliable defender, played a crucial role in FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s Federation Cup victory in 2016. He has represented Nigeria at various levels and recently signed with Lobi Stars. Aniyikaye is ready to make a name for himself with the four-time league champions.

Olatunji Oluwadamilare Matthew:

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The dynamic midfielder from Enyimba FC has quickly risen through the ranks. Oluwadamilare, also known as “Osun pogba,” is recognized for his energy and ball-winning abilities. He has earned a call-up to the Nigerian U-23 team and is set to contribute to Enyimba’s title defense.

Jimoh Oni:

The Abia Warriors forward made an impressive start to the season, scoring two goals in the opening game. After battling with injuries last season, Oni aims to stay fit and make significant contributions to his team’s success.

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Sikiru Alimi:

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Alimi is considered one of the top contenders for the Golden Boot. With his agility, trickery, and lethal finishing, he poses a threat to opposing defenses. Despite a loss in the opening game, his goal-scoring abilities were evident.

Rilwan Ololade Sodiq:

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Sodiq, the newest addition to Sunshine Stars FC, is a skilled player both on and off the ball. He possesses excellent control, speed, and strength, making him a dangerous attacker. With his versatility and shooting prowess, he adds depth to the team.

Tony Shimaga:

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Shimaga plays a crucial role in Enugu Rangers’ midfield and contributed to the team’s qualification for the Caf Confederation Cup group stage. He showcased his talent during Nigeria’s attempt to qualify for the African Nations Championships. With his continuous improvement, he will be vital to the team’s success.

These players possess immense talent and have the potential to make a significant impact in the 2019/2020 NPFL season. Keep an eye on them as they strive to excel and contribute to their respective teams’ success.

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