Report: TCCL Team Of The Season
Remo’s Stars Dominate the Maiden TCC Team of the Season
18th May, 2021
TCCL Team Of The Season
Gideon Ede (Dino SC)
Forget the talk of sweeper keepers and modern day swagger. The goalkeeper’s job is to tend the goal, and Gideon Ede is a perfect reflection of that. Ede boasts great shot stopping ability, and a stronger command of his area. The Dino Goalie boasts the joint most clean sheets, but conceded less in more minutes. Class
Oyedele Lekan (Remo Stars)
Think Carles Puyol of Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Barcelona. Lekan plays with the heart of a Lion, and is extremely calm with the ball at his feet. He is the origin of most delightful moves by his club, even though he isn’t Wolverine.
Timothy Okon-Edet (Dino SC)
Dino’s eventual goal differential of 13 is not reflective of the champagne football they dished out during the campaign. Balancing offensive swagger with defensive doggedness led by Timothy Okon-Edet. Timothy is one of a kind and is destined for great footballing heights should he continue to command defenses as he does.
Abdulsalam Wasiu (Ijebu United)
Wasiu is one of few to escape with any real credit in Ijebu’s inconsistent defensive run. The Yellows were one of the most divisive teams in TCC, capable of pulling up defensive master classes one day and well, tasteless sessions on another. However, Wasiu stands at the end of those master classes, showing a drive and ambition that is found only amongst the gladiators of the modern game.
Balogun Wasiu (Gbagada FC)
The midfielder was one of the players who scored a hat-trick in the maiden season of the Creative Championship. Besides, he was a mainstay in the Blue Eagles side all season and also added four assists as his side took home the TCC Cup title.
Akinsanmiro Ebenezer (Remo Stars)
One of the best midfielders to have come out of the league this season. Ebenezer had a slow start to the season but when he got into his groove, he was the chief conductor of the Remo Orchestra. A title win, a cup final place and some appearances for his club’s first team simply summaries the midfielder’s season.
Oscar Bless (Dino SC)
Bless gave a push to Dino’s title charge in the final weeks of the season as his goals and game changing a performances kept them on track. The left-footer midfielder created 20 chances, had three goals and an assist to his name in the league this season.
Odunsi Oluwaseun (Remo Stars)
Seun was the best of the rest. A collosal, confident and constant set of performances was all he delivered as Remo took the league title. A recipient of numerous MOTM awards, the versatile midfielder created 28 chances and had a goal in the defining season.
Dada Oladimeji (Remo Stars)
The league champions thrived on one thing: spreading the goals across board. The goals would usually come from a number of suspects, chief of which was Dada Oladimeji. Fox in the box, still a dangerman outside it, he was one of the reason Remo Stars U19 was feared throughout the campaign
Lukman Ibrahim (Valiant FC)
Golden Boot winner? Check!
Player of the Season? Double Check!
There’s no looking past what Lukman Ibrahim did in front of goal for Valiant FC this season. Prolific is only the beginning when it comes to describing a striker that scored 18 goals in a league season that was just 14 rounds of games.
Akinsola Babatunde (Valiant FC)
Nominated in the final shortlist for the Player of the Year award, Akinsola Babatunde was popularly known, throughout the season, as the assist king. With six assists, he dominated the assists charge. But that was only part of what made him deadly. The other was his dribbles that left his markers dead in their tracks, usually making him difficult to mark. When you consider that he completed 96 of those dribbles, then you understand how he fits, perfectly, into the TCC Team of the Season.
- Ajibolade (Remo Stars)
Style, Grace, Demeanour. Coach Olumide Ajibola is a perfect symbol of the brainchild that is TCC. Olumide’s flexibility in tactics and man management shone through from start to finish, despite losing their first game. Remo Academy score, defend and play with a swagger unmatched, and the coach deserves most of the credit for this.