Lobi Stars gaffer, Evans Ogenyi has emerged as the best coach of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Matchday 34 midweek games.
He will be tutoring the Best XI from the week 34 games.
Evans guided his wards to another goalless draw on Wednesday against Kwara United in Ilorin after the team forced Warri Wolves to a barren draw in the penultimate week, thus taking their unbeaten streak to four. Prior to this game, the Benue Army needed a point to come out of the drop zone and they muscled it out against the Afonja Warriors to emerge as our Team of the Week.
A quick summary of how we arrived at our best XI for week 34.
Goalkeeper, Terkaa Melai of Lobi Stars has been putting up impressive performances in recent times, he denied the Afonja Warriors a couple of goal scoring chances as he made breathtaking saves, Lobi Stars wouldn’t have come out of the basement if not for the youngster who put in his best by ensuring that his team left Ilorin with a precious away point. His commanding display has earned him the best player of the week award.
Sunshine Stars and Lobi Stars defenders will definitely form the back-line in this week’s best XI. The defenders were superb for their respective teams as they picked up a point each on the road. Emmanuel Olowo of Sunshine Stars will be leading the four-man defence along with the duo of Anthony Agbaji and Samuel Irolo of Lobi Stars while Jude Ebitogwa will play in the right back position.
Super-sub, Obioma Arinze whose goal separated Nembe City and Restoration Boys in a Bayelsa derby will be playing in the middle with Gombe United’s match winner, Lucky Edjebare while the Northern derby match decider, Tijani Adamu will complete the midfield.
Upfront, Christian Pyagbara will be supporting the two strikers, Pyagbara netted two goals in Port Harcourt against El Kanemi Warriors and helped Sharks Fc to register an emphatic victory over the Borno Warriors , he will be stringing the ball behind the league’s top scorers, Victor Namo and Ogenekaro Etebo.
Etebo scored three goals in the first half for Warri Wolves as he single- handedly destroyed Wikki Tourists, Namo on the other hand scored twice for Nasarawa United as they pummel 3SC by three goals to nil.