Premier League leaders, Dolphins, claimed three spots in Matchday 16 team of the week.
Nigeria Premier League (NPL) named Uche Oguchi (pic: above) at right-back, Daddy Maurice in central midfield and Derek Amadi as one of the two men in the striking role.
Newcomers, Crown Football Club, also claimed two spots in the personnel for team of the week just as Sunshine Stars got two players.
Sharks are the other side with two players in Juwon Oshaniwa and Stanley Okoronkwo.
Warri Wolves’ goalkeeper, Ambrose Vanzekin, is the only returnee to this week’s team for the second week.
Others in the team are Fade Adebayo of Bukola Babes and Olumide Adigun of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC)
How they made the team
Ambrose Vanzekin (Warri Wolves)
He is making the team for second consecutive week after his heroic display in Bauchi against Gombe United at the weekend to earn his side a point.
Uche Oguchi (Dolphins)
He edged the duo of Sunday Abe of Sunshine Stars and Odinga Odinga of Sharks for the right back position with his steady display for Dolphins against Zamfara United in Kano at the weekend.
Fade Adebayo (Bukola Babes)
In the past three matchdays he has missed the team of the week marginally. But this time Adebayo broke into the team after his defensive display and his ability to prove that he is a dead-ball specialist with another free kick against Lobi Stars.
Olumide Adigun (3SC)
He has shown when in his element that he is a free-scoring centre-back. Last weekend, he popped up with two goals to help 3SC beat struggling Jos University Teaching Hospital (Juth) by 3 – 0.
Juwon Oshaniwa (Sharks)
He takes the left-back role in his first team of the week appearance. His runs and link up with Stanley Okoronkwo on the left flank helped Sharks grab all three points against Kaduna United in Port Harcourt last Saturday.
Sunday Abe (Sunshine Stars)
It is not often you see players at right-back play with so much ease in the offensive mode. He played against Ocean Boys as if he was a right-sided midfielder and impressed in the absence of Ofem Inah, who was rested by Gbenga Ogunbote.
Daddy Maurice (Dolphins)
The midfielder played in a central role for Dolphins against Zamfara United at the weekend. He was the man in the middle for Dolphins that kept them steady in Kano.
Stanley Okoronkwo (Sharks)
His second goal was sublime against Kaduna United after his first. Okoronkwo was the talking point in that game due to his work rate and technique on the left side of the midfield of the Blue Angels.
Ibrahim Ajani (Sunshine Stars)
Suddenly Ajani is becoming the main man for Sunshine Stars as it appears that striker Ukeyima Akombo’s goal-scoring run has dried up. Ajani by virtue of the penalty he converted against Ocean Boys.
Gabriel Agu (Crown FC)
He has shown that he is an experienced campaigner in the NPL this season and has turned in three goals for Crown including last weekend’s goal at Plateau United at the weekend that helped Crown to their first awayt win.
Derek Amadi (Dolphins)
The former apprentice of the Pepsi Football Academy scored his first goal of the season for Dolphins and a big one at that. The goal earned Dolphins another away win and ensured that they remain top of the Premier League.
Pic: Oladuni Oyekale
Oladunni Oyekale (Crown FC)
He came on as head coach of Crown FC on the back of Ganiyu Salami’s sack. And the former Nigerian international has responded with an away for Crown FC – their first in the topflight.
Team of the Week
GK: Ambrose Vanzekin (Warri Wolves)
RB: Uche Oguchi (Dolphins)
CB: Fade Adebayo (Bukola Babes)
CB: Olumide Adigun (3SC)
LB: Juwon Oshaniwa (Sharks)
RM: Sunday Abe (Sunshine Stars)
CM: Daddy Maurice (Dolphins)
LM: Stanley Okoronkwo (Sharks)
AM: Ibrahim Ajani (Sunshine Stars)
FW: Gabriel Agu (Crown FC)
FW: Derek Amadi (Dolphins)
Coach: Oladunni Oyekale (Crown FC)