Posted by: westafricanfootball | 28/10/2013

ABS FC – SEASON REVIEW

lordson ichull~1Unfortunately, ABS FC suffered relegation from the Nigeria Professional Football League 2013. In this post, I have made a statistical summary of their season.

Below is a list of players who have featured for ABS FC during the season:

Name Position D.O.B. Nat. Goals
ABANDY, Stephen F NGA 0
ABDULLAHI, Ibrahim AM 02.11.1995 NGA 3
ABIODUN, Sala F NGA 2
ABOLAJI, Abdulkadir Ridwan D 08.07.1989 NGA 0
ADAMU, Amos D NGA 0
ADEBAYO, Fade D NGA 0
AJANAH, Chinedu D 23.10.1992 NGA 0
AJIBOLA, Otegbeye F 22.10.1993 NGA 3
ALAMAYO, Funsho F NGA 0
ALOMA, Idris D NGA 0
AMINU, Abdulkadir M / F 17.04.1991 NGA 3
ANAEKWE, Ebuka M NGA 0
ARCHIBONG, Eso M / F NGA 0
AUDU, Akeem F NGA 2
AYO, Abdullahi M NGA 0
BASHIR, Abdulrahman F NGA 5
BOJE, Abdullahi G NGA 0
DOGO, Suleiman G NGA 0
ENEMI, Justice D 21.03.1991 NGA 0
LAWAL, Shola M NGA 0
LORDSON, Ter’ade Ichull DM 23.02.1994 NGA 7
OMOLAYO, Ibrahim D NGA 0
ONIGBARI, Akeem D NGA 0
ONOVO, Kingsley M NGA 0
ONUADOR, David M NGA 0
ONYEKA, Emmanuel F NGA 0
RAIMI, Sunday F NGA 0
SALIHU, Muktar F NGA 1
SOGBESO, Seun D 02.06.1989 NGA 1
STONE, Evbuomwan M 22.11.1994 NGA 2
SULAIMAN, Soliu G NGA 0
SULEIMAN, Ismaila M 20.11.1991 NGA 0
USMAN, Jonah G 10.10.1993 NGA 0
WALBE, David G NGA 0
WASIU, Ibrahim G 15.01.1991 NGA 0
YUSUF, Abubakar D 31.05.1991 NGA 0
ZENKE, Thomas AM 30.01.1993 NGA 5

PLAYER OF THE SEASON: 

Name: LORDSON, TER’ADE ICHULL
Nationality: NIGERIA
DOB: 23.02.1994
Position: Defensive midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
Kwara Football Academy(Nigeria)
2012 ABS FC(Nigeria) 1    1
2013 ABS FC(Nigeria) 1    7

From my point of view, the best player of the season was the 19-year old defensive midfielder Ter’ade Ichull Lordson. Nigerian website www.punchng.com has described Lordson as a “box to box midfielder who patrols the area in front of his back four”. Lordson is also well-known for his impressive work rate and expertice from set-pieces.  The picture, found on MTN Football, shows Lordson in action.

Playmaker Thomas Zenke also had a great season, often featuring in a rather free role behind the striker(s) – or attacking from the wings.

TOP SCORER OF THE SEASON: 

Ter’ade Ichull Lordson became top scorer with seven goals. His goals included five penalties, one free-kick and one tap-in after a goalmouth scramble. Star striker Abdulrahman Bashir, who had a disappointing season, and Thomas Zenke both scored five goals.

REVELATION OF THE SEASON: 

Name: AJIBOLA, OTEGBEYE
Nationality: NIGERIA
DOB: 22.10.1993
Position: Striker / Winger / Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
Vela FC(Nigeria)
Kwara United FC(Nigeria)
2013 ABS FC(Nigeria) 1    3

Versatile attacker Otegbeye Ajibola played approximately 25 matches for ABS FC during his first season at top level. Ajibola, formerly of Vela FC and Kwara United FC, was often used as a substitute, causing havoc with his pace and energetic style of play.

Tricky winger Ibrahim Abdullahi, known for sublime dribbling skills, is another candidate for this award.

UNSUNG HERO OF THE SEASON: 

Name: YUSUF, ABUBAKAR
Nationality: NIGERIA
DOB: 31.05.1991
Position: Right-back / Left-back
Season Club L Games Goals
2009-2010 Bukola Babes FC(Nigeria) 2
2010-2011 Bukola Babes FC(Nigeria) 1    0
2012 ABS FC(Nigeria) 1    0
2013 ABS FC(Nigeria) 1    0

Versatile full-back Abubakar Yusuf has been a key player for ABS FC / Bukola Babes FC for at least four season, including 2009-2010 when the club won promotion to the Nigeria Premier League.

Other candidates for this award include the workaholic Akeem Onigbari and midfield dynamo Ismaila Suleiman.


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