Bolaji Sakin reveals who his best NPFL defender is

When asked Rivers United’s towering forward, Bolaji Sakin the defender he dreaded the most in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), he simply replied: “I don’t fear any defender.”

That is not a firm response considering the intimidating and menacing defenders that are bound in the NPFL.

However, he, Bolaji Sakin revealed that the best in the NPFL, in his estimation, is teammate Festus Austin.

“I believe seasoned NPFL campaigner Festus Austin is the best defender in the league. You can hardly find a very dedicated player like him. He has been there and have gathered a lot of experience,” said Sakin to

He added: “Festus has great leadership skills, very determined and has able to demonstration his captaincy role off and on the pitch.”

The former Abia Warriors attacker has been in the forefront of Rivers United qualification to the group stage of the CAF Confederations Cup. He has also played a significant role in the domestic scene and affirms, “Rivers United will bounce back and retain the top spot in the NPFL.”

On any plans to make a move out of Port Harcourt any time soon, he stressed: “no. There is no intention of leaving Rivers United for now.”