Sharks and Enyimba players dominate the halftimeng NPFL best eleven for August 2013
Halftimeng.com brings to you the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Best 11 of the month of August, 2013. This selection is based on the performance of team players in the apex league for the month of August.
The month of August witnessed six league games from Matchday 23 to Matchday 28. Five teams gardenered 12 away points, Sharks Fc amassed four vital points away from home ground which includes the big derby win against arch rival Dolphins Football Club, which catapulted them from the drop zone to a better position on the log, Kwara United accumulated three away points when they beat Heartland Fc in Owerri.
Five teams made one point each on the road Warri Wolves drew a game against Nasarawa United, ELKANEMI Warriors muscled out a point when Akwa United hosted them in week 26, Bayelsa United forced Sunshine Stars to a goalless affair in Ondo, and Wikki Tourists of Bauchi also gained a point in Matchday 26 to complete the 11 away points recorded in the month of August.
Apart from the away team players that performed wonderfully well, their are a couple of home team players who put up a scintillating performance in their various home games and they will be considered in this selection.
NPFL coach of the month goes to El Kanemi’s Zakary Baraje as his team’s performance puts them among the title contenders for this season as we approach the home stretch.
The award for the NPFL team of the month of August will go to El Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri.
El Kanemi Warriors top scorer, Raphael Boumsong is our player of the month. He was inspiring for his team’s outing through out the month, the NPFL best 11 for the month of August will span through the top performers in the previous month.
Chijioke Ejiogu will be in goal, Enyimba’s captain who has been consistent with his good run of form will be leading the four-man defense along with Mutiu Adegoke of 3SC, Enyimba’s Bright Essieme and Okechukwu Odita of Kwara United. Super Eagle’s Midfielder, Rabiu Alli and Enyimba influential midfielder, Rasheed Fabiyi will anchor the midfield with Ex-Nigeria under-20 midfielder, Christian Pyagbara who has been one the reasons for Sharks’ recent resurgence.
Three Players have been considered in the attack they will be, Raphael Boumsong of ELKANEMI Warriors, Victor Namo of Nasarawa United and Musa Najare of Warri Wolves. Raphael scored four goals, three at home and one away from home, while Victor netted all his four goals in the month of August at home, Musa Najare on the other hand got a hat-trick at home when his team ambushed Kaduna United in Matchday 28.
August Halftimeng NPFL Awards are as follows
Team of the Month— El Kanemi Fc
Player of the Month — Raphael Boumsong (El Kanemi FC)
Coach of the week– Zakary Baraje (Sharks Fc)
August 2013, NPFL Best Eleven
CHIJIOKE EJIOGU (SHARKS FC)
CB: CHINEDU UDOJI (ENYIMBA FC)
CB: ODITA OKECHUKWU (KWARA UNITED)
LB: MUTIU ADEGOKE (3SC)
RB:BRIGHT ESSIEME (ENYIMBA FC)
CD:RASHEED FABIYI (ENYIMBA FC)
CD:CHRISTIAN PYAGBARA (SHARKS FC)
AT: RABIU ALLI(KANO PILLARS)
RW:MUSA NAJARE (WARRI WOLVES)
LF:VICTOR NAMO (NASARAWA UNITED)
CF:RAPHAEL BOUMSONG (ELKANEMI WARRIORS)
Written by Wale Quadry