Completesportsnigeria.com's ADEBOYE AMOSU profiles brothers who are also rivals in the increasingly popular Nigeria Professional Football League…
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THE OBAJE BROTHERS
(JOSHUA AND GODWIN)
Joshua, the eldest of the Obaje brothers, plays for Plateau United, while his younger sibling, Godwin, is a key member of the Wikki Tourists side.
Joshua, 24, who can play as either a forward or midfielder, was part of the home- based Super Eagles side that took part in the African Nations Championship in South Africa in 2014.
The two brothers recently both scored in the same NPFL matchday.
He has also played for Heartland and Warri Wolves in the Nigeria Professional Football League and once had stints in South Africa with Black Leopards and Algerian side ASO Clef.
His brother Godwin is currently one of the top scorers with 14 goals in the NPFL.
The 21-year-old only joined Wikki from National League side Mighty Jets at the beginning of last season.
He was close to securing a move to Slovakian side AS Trecin early in the year but the move fell through after the club failed to fulfil their contractual obligations.
THE OKORO BROTHERS
(OSAS AND STANLEY)
Stanley, the younger of the Okoros, came into limelight as a key member of the Nigeria U-17 side that came second in the World Cup hosted by Nigeria in 2009.
He moved to Spanish side Almeria afterwards but after failing to make an impact in Europe, he has returned home and now plays for Abia Warriors.
His elder brother Osas has enjoyed rave reviews in recent years with impressive showings for Heartland and Enugu Rangers.
He was also in impressive form for the home-based Super Eagles at the last African Nations Championship in Rwanda where he scored a goal and also won one man of the match award.
(ISMAIL AND ISSA)
Ismail Gata is one of the most fearsome strikers in the Nigeria Professional Football League today. He joined Niger Tornadoes from relegated Kwara United at the start of the season and was later prised away from the club by FC IfeanyiUbah during the mid-season transfer window after scoring 10 goals in the first stanza of the campaign.
His younger brother, Adeshina, still plays for Kwara United.
( OKIEMUTE AND ONORIODE)
Okiemute is a goalkeeper, while is younger brother Onoriode is a forward. Both have played against each other on a number of occasions in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
Onoriode recently moved to Vietnam where he now plays for Song Lam Nghe.