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Emmanuel Ifeanyi, Plateau United's Centre-Back With Knack For Poaching Goals

February, 2 2023.

Bendel Insurance of Benin with five victories from as many fixtures this season, have certainly grabbed virtually all the positive headlines of the Nigeria Premier Football League this far, and with three away wins to their name already, Insurance of Benin and their run of perfect win record made possible by the fine scoring form of Imade Osarenkhoe, a goal poacher scouted from the University of Benin, has been the compelling story of the Abridged Nigeria Premier Football League, so far.

Imade Osarenkhoe who scored a goal in each of the four preceding fixtures for Insurance took the back seat in far away Maidugiri, as Deputy Echeta got the solitary goal, in their 1-0 road victory over El-kanemi.

The implication of this is that pundits got the opportunity to look out for other prolific goal poachers in the re-engineered league.

Our searchlight rested on Emmanuel Ifeanyi, a newly acquired centre back for Plateau United, whose primary role as a defender is to stop the opponent from scoring.

Beyond this, we found Emmanuel to be as good as Imade and other NPFL top strikers, in the art of scoring goals, with some ease in the ongoing league.

His goal for Plateau United in Kaduna against hapless Nasarawa United on Wednesday, was huge and monumental.

Aside from being the match winner, after King Osanga had drawn the Solid Miners level, it was his fourth goal of the season, and that made him the joint highest goal scorer with imade Osarenkhoe of Bendel insurance. reports

At this rate, the Coaching Crew of Plateau United led by the pragmatic Fidelis Ilechukwu should be weighing their options, on whether to keep playing Emmanuel Ifeanyi Onyebuchi as a centre back, or get him to play in a more advanced role, as a forward striker, for him to be able to notch in more goals, this season.

His goals for Plateau United thus far have been crucial. Above all, the 1-2 loss in Kaduna is Nasarawa United's third consecutive defeat at home this season.

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