Bashir, Chidume, Ji­moh in race for VAT Won­der Goal award

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Match­day 29 goals by Ab­dul­rah­man Bashir of Nasarawa United, Vic­tor Chidume of Remo Stars and Wa­siu Ji­moh of Shoot­ing Stars Sports Club (3SC) have been nom­i­nated to vie for this Nigeria Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball League (NPFL) sea­son’s VAT Won­der Goal 10.

Out of the 16 goals recorded on Match­day 29, the strikes by the trio were ad­judged to have been out­stand­ing.

Bashir’s goal helped Nasarawa United claim a 1-0 suc­cess at Sun­shine Stars which even­tu­ally proved to be their first away vic­tory of the cam­paign. It was a goal that started from the back when Nasarawa United goal­keeper Su­raj Aye­leso served out the ball to Ocheme Edoh who did well to cush­ion the ball and pass it to Aminu Kadir. Kadir’s pass over the Sun­shine Stars de­fence teed up Bashir and the striker calmly lobbed the ball over a de­spair­ing Sun­shine Stars goal­keeper Henry Ay­o­dele for his goal.

In a see-saw match at the Aper Aku Sta­dium in Makurdi that pro­duced five goals, Chidume scored a gem of a goal for Remo Stars who even­tu­ally lost 2-3 to Lobi Stars. The Sky Blue Stars picked the pocket of Lobi Stars in mid­field and im­me­di­ately the ball fell to the feet of Chidume, he in­stinc­tively aimed his at­tempt at goal from the cen­tre cir­cle leav­ing eggs in the face of Lobi goal­keeper Okiemute Odah when the ball nes­tled in the net.

Ji­moh’s goal for Shoot­ing Stars in a 1-0 win over Katsina United at the Lekan Salami Sta­dium, Ibadan was from a free kick. The ball was touched for the mid­fielder, who ri­fled the ball into the top right cor­ner of Katsina United goal­keeper Dan­juma Dami Paul.

Match­day 29 VAT Won­der Goal is now open for vot­ing till 11.59pm of Friday, 4 Au­gust. Vot­ing will take place via the Twit­ter han­dle @LMCNPFL and on the web­site.

Ab­dul­rah­man Bashir of Nasarawa United vies for the ball with Iko­rodu United goalkeper Adamu Azeez at Onikan Sta­dium Lagos last year

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