26 Apr 2013 20:04:46
Akwa United attacking winger, Ubong Ekpai, has played himself once again into The Predictor's XI.
This time, Ekpai won a spot in the Matchday Eight team after putting in a big shift to help The Promise Keepers fightback from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against ABS on Thursday.
Ekpai first broke into the matchday team of The Predictor in Week 5 after he played a huge role in the 3-0 win over Bayelsa United.
Kwara United goalkeeper Suraju Aiyeleso makes the team for the first time this season following his superb display between the sticks against Nembe City.
The trio of Nnamso Edo, Stephen Eze and Peter Jang form the three-man defence in the 3-5-2 style of The Predictor's XI.
In the five-man midfield are Baba Sule Adamu, Fortune Omoniwari, Evans Iyoro, Ekpai and Nigeria Under-20 team captain, Abduljeleel Ajagun.
Omoniwari and Ajagun were particularly involved in almost every attacking move of their teams against Wikki Tourists and Nasarawa United respectively.
Terkimbi Akosu and Kabiru Sanusi complete the team with their standout performance on the day.
Kabiru Sulaiman Dogo of ABS is named coach of the squad on this matchday after he led his team to become the first side to end Akwa United's 100 percent run at home.
He edged Sharks trainer, Gbenga Ogunbote.
The Predictor's XI - Matchday Eight
Suraju Aiyeleso (Kwara United) - Nnamso Edo (Akwa United), Stephen Eze (Lobi Stars), Peter Jang (Gombe United) - Baba Sule Adamu (El-Kanemi), Fortune Omoniwari (Sharks), Evans Iyoro (Kwara United) Ubong Ekpai (Akwa United), Abduljeleel Ajagun (Dolphins) - Terkimbi Akosu (Bayelsa United), Kabiru Sanusi (Kwara United)
Coach: Kabiru Sulaiman Dogo (ABS)