The good player in the game of football can be likened to a 'Pregenant Woman' wherein once a woman is pregnant, nothing can be done to it for people not to notice her tummy regardless the type of clothes she puts on or trys to hide it
A good player in a football match cannot be swept under the carpet as he will always be noticed and applauded by the spectators regardless which side the good player adorn their jersey.
A certain Abia Warriors Fc of Umuahia midfielder for two consecutive seasons has always shown consistency which has often times rewarded him with the 'MOTM' award as one of the outstanding players in the Abia Warriors team.
I have been opportuned to watch this exceptional midfielder in the Abia Warriors team thrice in league games which two of the games has been at away and the other at the Umuahia township stadium, the home ground of Abia Warriors
Abdullahi Fatai is one midfield player in the Nigeria Professional League who has been consistent in his performance for two consecutive years i have come to notice and follow his games.
Fatai Abdullahi joined Abia Warriors from Ikorodu United after the Lagos based team relegated in 2016 and he has remained a consistent face in Abia Warriors team for the past two seasons the talented midfielder joined the Umuahia Warlords .
One of the conventional attribute of a defensive midfielder is first seen through his muscular body build because of how important and rugged the role is to a team.
If having a muscular body remains the only requisite to qualify a good defensive midfielder , Fatai Abdullahi would never get a shirt in any team .
Fatai style of play as a defensive midfielder in totality changed my perceptive in the conventional Number 4 pattern of play following way and manner he plays the formation in simplicity against the backdrop of a combative pattern of play as required in the number 4 position.
Fatai is arguably one of the best defensive midfielders in the Nigeria Professional league but his level of popularity amongst NPFL enthusiast doesnt tally with his scintillating performances in every match for Abia Warriors.
The mercurial midfielder on different occasions has stole the show in matches and gets mouths wagging in admiration for his excellent ball control, dribbling ability, shieding ability, physical energy, ability to dictate game pace in the middle of the park, quick decisions, accurate passes with precision as well as his seamless movement with the ball.
Fatai Abdullahi is up for a bright future in his career if only he can will cool heads and maintain or improve on all his overwhelming attributes.
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