The 2017 season of the Nigeria Professional Football League has recently started, and football fans have been anxious to see which clubs and players are represented in this year’s lineup. Over 400 members have registered to be included in the league, which means there are plenty of outstanding players to look out for this year. Find out which 5 footballers are expected to excel this year.
Mfon Udoh still holds the record for the highest goals scored in a football season, and although his performance in 2016 wasn’t as outstanding as everyone anticipated, he was still made captain of Enyimba. With this new honorable position, here’s hoping that 2017 will be even better for Mfon.
Ifeanyi Ifeany started out as a player for Lagos, but after his successful turn at the MFM FC, he decided to leave the team to join Akwa United. Ifeanyi holds a midfield position, and last year he managed to score four very valuable goals that helped his team advance in the championship.
In 2016 it was rumored that Ikechukwu Ezenwa could leave his team for Spain, as multiple Spanish teams were interested in acquiring him after his excellent performance. However, for the 2017 Ikechukwu decided to stay with Billionaire Club, FC Ifeanyi Ubah, which gave him a start in his career.
Despite his young age, Paul Onobi already has overseas football experience, as he spent the previous season playing for KuPs of Finland. Having returned to Nigeria, Paul decided not to return to the Sunshine Stars, opting for joining the Abia Warriors instead.
Ismaila Gata made the news last year after scoring 15 goals in one season, which immensely helped his team, FC Ifeanyi Ubah. After becoming one of the most sought after strikers in Nigerian football, Ismaila left the club for Enyimba International, who hope that he can improve their position in the ranks.