RelatedPosts NPFL: Coach Dogo leaves Sunshine Stars NFF sanctions NPFL 2019/2020 final table Ex-Eagles’ keeper joins Kwara United Akwa United utility man, Ndifreke Effiong, has become the first player to score 10 goals in the race to win this season’s Eunisell Boot Award. Effiong, who plays in various positions from the defence to midfield and attack, netted his 10th goal of the 2019/20 season in the Nigeria Professional Football League on Sunday when his team played host to Warri Wolves at the Nest of Champions in Uyo. However, Effiong’s goal in added time of the second half could only save the blushes of the Promise Keepers from defeat at home as they played out a 1-1 draw with Warri Wolves. The breakdown of the 10 goals scored by the Akwa United man shows that only two have been from the penalty spot, while the others have come from open play. The former Abia Warriors attacking midfielder now sets the pace in the race for the Eunisell Boot Award, but will have to look over his shoulders with a very formidable field of chasing pack breathing down his neck. Effiong is now a goal better than Enyimba forward, Victor Mbaoma, who fired blanks in his team’s 2-0 defeat at Nasarawa United on Sunday. Mbaoma is currently on nine goals. The trio of Tasiu Lawal of Katsina United, Plateau United’s Ibrahim Mustapha and Rangers striker Israel Abia are on eight goals each. The Eunisell Boot Award, created by Eunisell, West Africa’s largest independent chemicals and engineering solutions group, aims to help increase the standard of the NPFL by rewarding the season’s top scorer with N200,000 for each goal scored.Tags: Akwa UnitedEunisell BootNdifreke Effiongnpfl
Former Host of JOY FM’S Super Morning Show, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah over the weekend launched a youth football league in the Akyemansa District in the eastern region.Mr Oppong Nkrumah was supported by renowned former blackstars players Charles Taylor and Eric Bekoe as well as football coaches and scouts at a thrilling launch event at Akyem Ofoase.The Akyemansa Oppong-Nkrumah league is a tournament designed to provide a platform for young footballers to showcase their talents and hone their skills for a potentially flourishing football career in future.Speaking at the launch, Mr Nkrumah called on the youth to be disciplined and united in all their activities forging a common bond to push for the development of the Akyemansa District.Footballers Charles Taylor and Eric Bekoe who were guests of honour challenged the teams to observe the rules and work hard to attain success.Chairman of the League Board, Paul Asamoah Gyimah, outlined a 9-week pre-tournament qualifying series within which 18 teams will be selected from the 9 zones in the district. The 18 teams will then go on to play a 34-week league culminating in the crowning of a champion at the Maiden Akyemanasa Youth Festival in 2016. The sponsorship package announced by Mr Nkrumah includes football jerseys and cash sponsorships for league teams.League winners will also be presented with a huge trophy and a cash prize.