Posted by: westafricanfootball | 05/08/2012

FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH – NIGERIA PREMIER LEAGUE

Name:

ABUTU, JONAH

 

186 cm

87 kg

Nationality:

NIGERIA

DOB:

27.07.1988

Position:

Attacking midfielder / Defensive midfielder / Striker

Season

Club

L

Games

Goals

2006

Bussdor United FC(Nigeria)

2

2007

Sharks FC(Nigeria)

1

2007-2008

Sharks FC(Nigeria)

1

9

2008-2009

Bayelsa United FC(Nigeria)

1

2

2009-2010

Dolphins FC(Nigeria)

1

1

2012

Lobi Stars FC(Nigeria)

1

At the time of writing, midfielder Jonah Abutu has scored five goals for high-flying Lobi Stars FC. The burly Abutu is mostly found in a midfield role but can also play up front. Abutu is a quite experienced performer and a star player at his current club.

Name:

ADIKWU, GABRIEL

 

Nationality:

NIGERIA

DOB:

12.07.1993

Position:

Striker / Attacking midfielder / Winger

Season

Club

L

Games

Goals

Kogi United FC(Nigeria)

2008-2009

Heartland FC(Nigeria)

1

0

2009-2010

Heartland FC(Nigeria)

1

1

2010-2011

Lobi Stars FC(Nigeria)

1

0

2012

Lobi Stars FC(Nigeria)

1

2

2012

Shooting Stars FC(Nigeria)

1

Years

Squad

2012

Nigeria U-20 national football team

Gabriel Adikwu is a versatile attacker known for pace and powerful shots. Adikwu joined Shooting Stars FC in April 2012 and has been a successful addition to the team. He is often used as a striker but is just as effective when he attacks from the wings or from the midfield. At the time of writing, Adikwu has scored one league goal for Shooting Stars FC. According to 2muchsports, Adikwu is born 12.07.1993 which means that he was only 15 years old when he joined Heartland FC in January 2009. Adikwu is currently part of the Nigeria U-20 national football team.

Name:

ALI, ADO

 

Nationality:

NIGERIA

DOB:

28.05.1988

Position:

Central defender

Season

Club

L

Games

Goals

2009-2010

Lobi Stars FC(Nigeria)

1

 0

2010-2011

Sunshine Stars FC(Nigeria)

1

 0

2012

Sunshine Stars FC(Nigeria)

1

Ado Ali is a rugged central defender, strong as a bull with good heading ability. Ali has a reputation for playing hard and his bravery and aggression has made him a favorite amongst the fans of Sunshine Stars FC.

Name:

ARIWA, EMMANUEL

 

Nationality:

NIGERIA

DOB:

27.12.1989

Position:

Defender / Left-back / Midfielder

Season

Club

L

Games

Goals

Gateway FC(Nigeria)

2010-2011

Niger Tornadoes FC(Nigeria)

1

0

2012

Niger Tornadoes FC(Nigeria)

1

Emmanuel Ariwa is a tough and hard-tackling defender, often found on the left-back, who is a key player for Niger Tornadoes FC.

Name:

ATULOMA, EMEKA FRANCIS

 

186 cm

80 kg

Nationality:

NIGERIA

DOB:

01.10.1992

Position:

Central midfielder / Defensive midfielder

Season

Club

L

Games

Goals

FC Internazionale Enugu(Nigeria)

2010-2011

Dolphins FC(Nigeria)

1

1

2012

Dolphins FC(Nigeria)

1

Years

Squad

2011

Nigeria U-23 national football team

Emeka Francis Atuloma is a creative and powerful midfielder with great marking and passing ability. In May 2012, Atuloma was a trialist at Norwegian side Rosenborg BK. The picture is of Atuloma and was found on MTN Football. Atuloma is the player in green and white while the player in blue is striker Sakibu Atanda of Sunshine Stars FC.


Responses

  1. Dear Sir, unfortunately I don’t have the contact information of these players. I have no personal relations or business interests in any of the players I write about. I am merely a “journalist”, writing about things I observe. Best regards, Øivind

  2. could you put me in contact with these players as i have some clubs interested in them or maybe you are the person directly concern?


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