Benson Chukwueke Benson Chukwueke Author
Title: 6 Deadly Strikers in Nigeria Professional Football League - 2015 Season
Author: Benson Chukwueke
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  Nigerian football fans have always been obsessed with 'the most prolific goal poacher' debate: Who is Nigeria'...



 Nigerian football fans have always been obsessed with 'the most prolific goal poacher' debate:

Who is Nigeria's Best Striker at the moment?

The benchmark has always been who can matchup with the quality and achievements of Rasheed Yekini, arguably Nigeria's most outstanding striker of all time.

Ideally, fans would look towards the foreign based pros and names like Ahmed Musa, Brown Ideye, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Obafemi Martins may pop up.

Or perhaps, rising stars: Odion Ighalo, Taiwo Awoniyi, Isaac Sucess performances may have come to limelight this year. But not many are aware of the 'unsong' goal poachers in Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

As at the time of writing, if you ask me, there isn't any outstanding striker I can point to, among the foreign based pros; a striker that has been consistent in goal scoring or has outlandish performances for his team.

But it's different in the Glo Premier league, where some strikers are already displaying some incredible marksmanship this season. Here, I present to you:

6 Most Dreaded Strikers in NPFL - 2015 Season.


1. Gbolahan Salami (Warri Wolves) is perhaps the most dreaded striker in  the shores of Nigeria. He plays with so most tenacity and drive for goal. A constant threat to defenders in the elite league.

Salami has always made the top 3 highest goal scorers list in the league for the last 4 years now, so he isn't a flash in pan at all. He has currently scored 7 goals in the on-going season and looking good to go all the way.
(More about Gbolahn Salami in 2014 CHAN Miracle)




2. Christian Obiozor (Enyimba) is one striker comparable to Rasheed Yekini in height and the way he imposes himself in the game. He is perhaps the most skilled, alround striker that defenders fear.

Obiozor has currently scored 8 goals in the on-going season and tipped by many coaches to emerge the best player in the league this season.








3. Mfon Udoh (Enyimba) also known as 'Goal Machine' emerged the all time highest goal scorer in Nigeria Premier League with 23 goals last season. He was slowed down this season due to ill health.

Udoh's return to play has been a big boost for Enyimba. His pair up with Obiozor has been predicted by most pundits to become the most formidable strike force in the league. He has scored 5 goals so far this season.




4. Gambo Mohammed (Kano Pillars) is yet another striker so dreaded in the league. Very fast with the ball and an incredible eyes for goal. He has been one of the great pillars of Kano Pillars success these last 3years.

Mohammed has been slowed down this season due to injury sustained from gun shots, when armed robbers attack the team's bus earlier this year. He has also scored  5 goals at the moment.




5. Bright Ejike (Heartland) is one of the revelations of this season's league campaign. He is a rare kind of striker, very silky and has an incredible way of positioning himself around the goal area to poach-in lose balls.

Ejike still leads the highest goal scorers chat at the moment with 12 goals this season.




6. Tunde Adeniji(Sunshine Stars) is a great revelation this year. Very skillful and has an unusual way of dribbling through defenders as well as mesmerizing goalkeepers.

Manu Garba, former head coach of Nigeria's U20 national team, said Adeniji will do well if invited to Super Eagles and may turn out to be the best Nigerian striker in the following years. He has scored 12 goals at the on going NPFL season.

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