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NPFL: Mogaji Issa outplay Rabiu Ali, Kamaru Sikiru of Pillars  

 

With Toyin Saheed

Mogaji B. Issa is an incredible defensive mildfeilder in Nigeria Professional Football League side, Kwara United Football Club of Ilorin,
Issa was drafted to the main team from junior cadre of the team, Kwara United feeder two seasons ago, under the tutelage of former Kwara United Coach, John Obuh.
The prolific midfielder possessed many qualities that distinguished him among his compatriots and also made him favourite of the coaches in the team.
The former United feeder playmaker has unerring ability to pushing the attack line forward to score goals.
His physical ability to checkmate any incursion from the opponents in the vital area is very high and he wins the ball without committing any infringement.
Issa has also shown himself an adaptable and highly intelligent player and always full of confidence anytime he is with the ball.
He apart from controlling the affairs of his team at the midfield, his confidence and playing style can be compared with that of the Real Madrid midfield wizard, Lucas Modrich.
Mogaji is very strong in the tackle and fearless on the air, he has great flair for ball distribution and his long and short passes are sexy and accurate.
His great impact during the Nigeria National League for Kwara United culminated into the club’s promotion to the Premier League.
Issa has been consistent since the beginning of the NPFL season, though injury stopped him along the line, which kept him out for up to three weeks. Issa proved his worth in Kwara United home game against Kano Pillars; he masterminded the stoppage of every intrusion of Sai Masugida boys.
He out played the likes of Rabiu Ali and Kamarudeen Sikiru in the midfield, these are highly experienced players that had been in the professional league for the past seven to eight seasons.
Issa has appeared in 10 games out of 13 matches played so far and was actively involved in 945 minutes out of 1,170 minutes.

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