Katsina United winger Tasiu Lawal scored his eighth goal this term to move ahead of other contenders for the prestigious Eunisell Boot as the race for the award gathers momentum in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
Lawal scored the match winner in a home win over FC Ifeanyi Ubah to confirm his readiness for Eunisell Boot business following the completion of match day 17 proceedings.
Coming behind Lawal are Plateau United’s Ibrahim Mustapha and Israel Abia, who recently concluded a transfer from Sunshine Stars to Rangers.
The two strikers are on seven goals.
Akwa United’s Ndifreke Effiong scored a brace against Heartland to join Enyimba’s Victor Mbaoma on six goals to boost competition for the Eunisell Boot, ahead of the mid-season break.
Instituted by West Africa’s largest independent chemicals, oil and gas engineering solutions company, Eunisell, the Eunisell Boot, celebrates outstanding players in the NPFL and raises interest amongst Nigerians to grow a new fan base for top stars and the league.
Different winners have claimed the Eunisell Boot since inception in 2018 with Junior Lokosa, now with African champions Esperance, as inaugural winner.
NPFL Goals Chart
Tasiu Lawal Katsina United
Ibrahim Mustapha Plateau United
Israel Abia Rangers
Ndifreke Effiong Akwa United
Victor Mbaoma Enyimba
Jimoh Oni FC Ifeanyi Ubah
Uche Onwuasoanayo Plateau United
Abba Umar Plateau United
Akarandut Orok Akwa United