Posted by: westafricanfootball | 16/08/2012

FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH – NIGERIA PREMIER LEAGUE 2012

Name:

EDJOMARIEGWE, TONY

 

Nationality:

NIGERIA

DOB:

01.09.1989

Position:

Attacking midfielder / Right-winger / Striker

Season

Club

L

Games

Goals

Gabros International FC(Nigeria)

2010-2011

Crown FC(Nigeria)

1

2

2012

Kwara United FC(Nigeria)

1

0

2012

Shooting Stars FC(Nigeria)

1

Tony Edjomariegwe is a versatile player who can play in several attacking roles. Edjomariegwe joined Shooting Stars FC in April 2012, during the mid-season transfer window and has fitted in well, scoring three league goals and playing regularly. Edjomariegwe is a player with good height and strength but he is also surprisingly skillful.

Name:

EKPOMA, AUSTIN

 

Nationality:

NIGERIA

DOB:

01.08.1991

Position:

Attacking midfielder / Winger / Striker

Season

Club

L

Games

Goals

2009-2010

Zamfara United FC(Nigeria)

1

2

2009-2010

Niger Tornadoes FC(Nigeria)

1

3

2010-2011

Gombe United FC(Nigeria)

1

0

2012

Gombe United FC(Nigeria)

1

Austin Ekpoma is having his best ever season in the Nigeria Premier League, already having seven goals to his name. Ekpoma is the playmaker of Gombe United FC, perhaps at his best behind the strikers.

Name:

ESIEME, BRIGHT

 

Nationality:

NIGERIA

DOB:

Unknown

Position:

Right-back

Season

Club

L

Games

Goals

2010-2011

Abia Warriors FC(Nigeria)

2

2012

ABS FC(Nigeria)

1

Bright Esieme has been one of the revelations of the season at ABS FC and the athletic youngster has attracted several bigger clubs in the league. Esieme is dangerous from set-pieces and has so far scored two goals in his first ever season at top level.

Name:

MUSTAPHA, MUSA

 

Nationality:

NIGERIA

DOB:

26.08.1990

Position:

Defensive midfielder / Central defender

Season

Club

L

Games

Goals

Buffalo FC(Nigeria)

2007-2008

FC Abuja(Nigeria)

2

2008-2009

FC Abuja(Nigeria)

1

0

2008-2009

Enyimba FC(Nigeria)

1

0

2009-2010

Enyimba FC(Nigeria)

1

0

2010-2011

Enyimba FC(Nigeria)

1

2

2012

Kano Pillars FC(Nigeria)

1

Years

Squad

2008-2009

Nigeria U-20 national football team

Musa Mustapha is a tall, elegant defensive midfielder or central defender who works hard, wins a lot of balls and is strong in the air. Due to his powerful headers, he is dangerous whenever he gets in front of goal. Mustapha has scored three goals in the last five matches.

Name:

OKPOTU, TONY

 

Nationality:

NIGERIA

DOB:

03.03.1993

Position:

Striker / Right-winger

Season

Club

L

Games

Goals

2010-2011

Lobi Stars FC(Nigeria)

1

5

2012

Lobi Stars FC(Nigeria)

1

Years

Squad

2012

Nigeria U-20 national football team

Tony Opkotu of high-flying Lobi Stars FC is one of the most hyped players in the Nigeria Premier League. Okpotu, who can play as a main striker, support striker or attack from the flanks, came through the youth set-up of Lobi Stars FC before the Nigeria Premier League 2010-2011 and became an instant success. The current season has been a breakthrough and Okpotu, a burly, skillful and hard-working striker, has seven league goals to his name at the time of writing. He was recently named in the squad of the Flying Eagles, the Nigeria U-20 national football team. The picture, found on SuperSport, is of Okpotu.


Responses

  1. Thank you, Sir!

  2. Very good report


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