NPFL: Enugu Rangers Striker Wins Wonder Goal Award
Kelvin Itoya’s goal from a free kick in Rangers 3-0 defeat of Wikki Tourists on Match Day 19 has been awarded the VAT Wonder Goal award.
Itoya’s goal garnered the most votes from an online poll that shortlists goals scored on particular match day for fans to choose the most creative and exciting.
The goal by the Rangers star was listed alongside goals by Kano Pillars Junior Lokosa and Malachy Ohawume of Rivers United.
The polls are conducted through the NPFL website, www.npfl.ng and Twitter account, @lmcnpfl.
A total of 920 votes were cast on both platforms and while Itoya emerged the runaway winner on the website poll with 319 of the 410 votes, he had a close race on the Twitter poll with Lokosa, the League’s leading scorer this season with 16 goals.
Itoya got 250 votes, representing 49 percent of the total while Lokosa was close with 214 or 42 percent of the total votes.
In all, Itoya had a total of 569 votes while Lokosa got a total of 241 votes and Ohawume ended with 110 votes.
Interestingly, Ohawume had a stronger showing on the website than Lokosa, securing 64 votes to top scorer’s 27.