Hat-tricks, Cleansheets, Incredible Saves: Statistics That Define 2020/2021 NNL Half Season
By NNL Media Department
The second half (Stanza) of the 2020/2021 Nigeria National League(NNL) Season will commence on Friday 30 April,2021 which fixtures spread across the weekend.
The first stanza ended with amazing statistics for the Most Important League crosswise in the two conferences of North and South.
The half way mark produced top hat trick and brace goal bangers, best pair of hands with record clean sheets, top attacking teams, fastest goal scorer and historical goals in the season.
In one of the rescheduled games (MatchDay11) played Tuesday 27 April 2021 at the Pantami Int’l Stadium, Gombe,homers Gombe Utd defeated visitors Oyah Sports Int’l FC 2 goals to nothing, with goals from Chidi Ernest 50’and Ahmed Jimoh 63’
We begin in group A1 of the Northern Conference.
Barnabas Daniel of Gombe United led the goal scorers chat with six (6) goals, his teammate Ahmed Jimoh scored the first goal of the season at 23minutes in their match against Rarara FC while, his other mate Sani Shehu got the fastest goal of the stanza at 22Secs. in their tie against Aklosendi Int’l FC.
Olalere Dauda of Mighty Jets of Jos got the only hattrick in the group game against FC Taraba.
Barnabas Daniel of Gombe United double braces in two games keeps the player in pole Position on that exclusive list.
Others on the roll call are:
Al-Kasim Muhammed of Mighty Jets
Burhama Mansur of Rarara FC
France Cutus of Sokoto United
John Kalu also of Sokoto United.
El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri ended the half as best behaved team with the list number of cautions.
Gombe United, EL-kanemi Warriors and FC Taraba Finished as the best attacking teams with ten goals for in the half.
El-Kanemi equally ended as the best defensive team having conceded only three goals.
A total 88 games were played in the group, four away wins,26 draws and 158 number goals in all.
In A2 –Josiah Ochei of Niger Tornadoes top the group chart with six(6) goals,two players are tied on five (5) goals, Charles Eguavoen of ABS, Mustapha Danazumi of K&G Shekarau.
Jubril Abdullahi of Kogi United and Dayyabu Hamza of Yobe DS take credit for the fastest goal in the collection, at 2minutes each.
Five(5) players clinched braces in the group they are Abraham Audu and Lucky Odejare all of DMD FC, Mustapha Danazumi K&G Shekarau, Owolabi Aremu Kebbi United while Ochei Josiah of Niger Tornadoes holds a double brace, scored on two occasions.
Niger Tornadoes are the best attacking team having scored 15 goals in the half while Zamfara are the best behaved clubside.
Niger Tornadoes and Malumfashi FC hold the record of the teams with the best defense for conceding 5goals each.
The group recorded 3 away wins and 18 draws with a number 184 goals notched.
The Southern Conference is also brimming with fantastic records in the half.
Group B1, has high riding Olafimihan Gaffar of 3SC as the man with the most banged goals at the moment having netted ten(10) times and has also hacked the fastest goal in the assemblage at 3minutes in the match against FC Nilayo.
Olafimihan Gaffar’s near excellent showings has equally seen him score a hattrick on two different occasions.
Gaffar leads four(4) others on the brace grade,also on the same two goals list are:
Cyril Patrick of Dynamite Force FC Iyahmo,Mohammed Moudu Giant Brillars of Enugu,Charles Ikwuemesi also of Giant Brillars; Daniel Josiah of Rovers of Calabar and Timothy Akinyemi of Ekiti United.
Five(5) goals by Ihezuo Emmanuel of Delta Force,makes him the closest to Gafar .
Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan (3SC) ended as the most attacking and defensive team,with 21 goals and conceding only three(3).
Jointly Rovers of Calabar and Ekiti United are the best behaved teams.
A total of 119 goals were scored,with six away wins and 16 draws.
Group B2 of the Southern Conference, Abel Abbah of FC ONE Rocket has hit 5 goals to top the list of scorers.
five (5) players are joint 4goals scorers they are:
Morgan Agbeko of Remo Stars
Adisa Daniel – JoyComeths
Edja Samson – J’Atete
Damso Edo – Ibom Youths Fc
Egbo Othuke – Apex Krane.
Fatest goal in the group and the overall quickest in the entire conferences (North& South) is a joint effort from Andrew Ebino – FC ONE Rocket and Elijah Simon of Bendel Insurance at 2minutes.
Ten 10) players scored braces for their various teams,they are :
Egbo Othuke of Apex Krane FC of Agbor
Adisa Daniel and Olowu Lucky both of Joy Comeths FC
Roberth Mizo, Bayelsa Utd
Muyiwa Oritseweyuwi, Bendel Insurance
Tobi Adeyi,Crown FC
Abel Abbah, FC ONE Rocket
Okolo Michael, Gateway Utd
Namso Edo,Ibom Youths FC and,
Ebenezer Akinsanmiro Remo Stars.
Bayelsa United’s 16 goals earned them the most attacking team label, with Remo Stars as the best defense for conceding the least number of goals (7goals).
Apex Krane is the team with best conduct.
One hundred and fifty five (155) were scored in 77 games, three matches were won away.
The goalkeepers with most clean sheets.
*Bankole Kayode Remo Stars,8 clean sheet.
- Ibukun Araromi of Gateway United 7 clean sheet.
*Ozoemena Ani ,Delta Force 6 clean sheet
Lucky Abdullahi,Niger Tornadies 4 clean sheet
Itodo Akor ,Gombe Utd-4 clean sheet.
Charles Tampe 3SC,3 clean sheet.