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Top three Naija stars over the weekend

ABZ looks at the biggest performing Nigerians in the world of football at the weekend, including the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), and below are the selected Naija superstars who stood out over the weekend.

Charles Atshimene | The former Warri Wolves striker game a man of the match performance as he helped Akwa UniteQAd win the NPFL in grand style. The center-forward was in superb form in their last home match, and he scored a hat trick at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo.

Auwalu Ali Malam | He was the hero for Kano Pillars as their hope of qualifying for continental football is back alive, as his added-time goal helped the Sai Masu Gida secure all three points and send them to third on the log. With the game heading to a goalless draw, Ali Malam struck in the 92nd-minute goal to win it for the home side.

Inikurogha Okardi | The name on the lips of every fan of Bayelsa United is Inikurogha Okardi after his goal sent the club into the Aiteo Cup final with the hope of qualifying for the continent. His second-half strike was enough for Bayelsa United to shock Rivers United at the Agege Stadium.

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