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