Sportlens360 pick its Team of the 2020/21 NPFL season with a 3-4-3 formation.
Adewale Adeyinka (Akwa United) – 16 clean sheets
He might have shared the same number of clean sheets with Dele Aiyenugba of Kwara United but Adeyinka’s saves were one of the major reasons why Akwa United conceded lesser goals than any other team in the league this season.
Chigozie Obasi (Nasarawa United) – 4 goals, 8 assists
A master of dead balls. His spell at Sunshine Stars and Lobi Stars were short lived but his incredible turnaround at Nasarawa United was so helpful for the team. He netted 4 freekicks for the Solid Miners and made 8 incredible assists.
Olisa Ndah (Akwa United)
He is arguably one of the best defenders in the NPFL and it’s so evident from his calmness and influence in the Akwa United’s defence.
Adeleke Adekunle (Abia Warriors)
The statistics may not be there for him but the eye test supports Adeleke Adekunle’s emergence as one of the best defenders this season. He moved to Abia Warriors from Go Round FC and has since played for Super Eagles after an impressive season in the NPFL.
Tony Shimaga (Enugu Rangers)
His height is always going to be an advantage for him as a defensive midfielder, however his work rate also put him ahead of others.
Paul Samson (Abia Warriors) – 9 goals, 3 assists
He was so influential for Abia Warriors survival from relegation and his contribution was massive.
Godwin Aguda (Rivers United) – 9 goals, 3 assists
Not too tall, but his confidence is high. He was part of the Enugu Rangers squad, who won the league title in 2016 under Imama Amakapabo. His move to the Saudi Arabian club in 2019 didn’t turn out well but he has made quite a mark back with Rivers United.
Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars) – 14 goals, 2 assists
A legend, who hasn’t show any sign of being aged. His goals were too important for Kano Pillars this season and he featured in almost every games this season.
Charles Atshimene (Akwa United) – 19 goals, 1 assist
After Effiong Ndifreke’s move to Libya, there were serious concerns about who will fill the goalscoring void and Charles stepped up. He played a huge role in Akwa United’s title win.
Muhammad Zulkifilu (Plateau United) – 14goals, 1 assist.
An interesting thing about Zulkifilu’s emergence as a fine goal scorer, is that he was previously a right back. His height also helped him settled well as a good striker.
Silas Nwankwo (Nasarawa United) – 19 goals, 6 assists.
According to LMC, Silas Nwankwo is 2020/21 NPFL topscorer having scored lesser penalty (1) than Charles who scored 3 penalties. Silas Nwankwo rose from Crown FC of Ogbomoso to Sunshine Stars, where he wasn’t getting enough playing to become the best striker in the NPFL. A good lift for him and we all hope, he replicates the form.
Ojo Olorunleke (Abia Warriors)
Najeem Adeyinka (MFM FC)
Afeez Nosiru (Kwara United)
Seth Mayi (Akwa United)
Sadeeq Yusuf (Sunshine stars)
Oche Ochewechi (Plateau United)
Samuel Mathias (Lobi Stars)
Coach: Kennedy Boboye.