Tuesday, June 07, 2011

'Chicago' grabs Team of Week spot

Heartland defender, Chinedu Efugh (pictured) also known as Chicago by his mates and fans, has been named in the Team of the Week for matchday 25.

Efugh was picked by the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) to pair Festus Austine of Dolphins in the heart of the defence.

The big defender shook off his recent penalty misses to put in a massive performance to keep Kwara United forwards at bay.

The former Enugu Rangers' man combined well with Emmanuel Olowo in defence to ensure that Heartland won 2 - 1 against Kwara United on Sunday.

Three players were named in the NPL Team of the Week for the first time this season.

They are Juth goalkeeper Nura Mohammed, Loveth Akubo of Lobi Stars and Onoriode Imeke of Ocean Boys.

Others named in the Week 25 team by the Premier League are Abdulrahman Bashir of Bukola Babes, George Akpabio of Plateau United, Ibrahim Ajani of Sunshine Stars, Stanley Ohawuchi of Heartland, Gbolahan Salami of 3SC and Gambo Mohammed of Kano Pillars.

Plateau United general manager, Bitrus Bewarang, acting as interim coach is picked to take hold of managing the side.

Team of the WeekGK: Nura Mohammed (Juth)
RB: Loveth Akubo (Lobi Stars)
CB: Chinedu Efugh (Heartland)
CB: Festus Austine (Dolphins)
LB: Onoriode Imeke (Ocean Boys)
CM: Abdulrahman Bashir (Bukola Babes)
RW: George Akpabio (Plateau United)
LW: Ibrahim Ajani (Sunshine Stars)
RF: Stanley Ohawuchi (Heartland)
LF: Gbolahan Salami (3SC)
FW: Gambo Mohammed (Kano Pillars)
Coach: Bitrus Bewarang (Plateau United) 

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