Akwa United utility player Ndifreke Effiong is now the new leading goal scorer of the league with nine goals.
He has also provided four assists.
He has thus overtaken Ibrahim Mustapha (Plateau United), Tasiu Lawal (Katsina United) and Israel Abia (Enugu Rangers), who have scored eight goals each.
The U23 star is enjoying his second season at hometown club Akwa United after he rejoined the team from Abia Warriors.
Effiong, who won Olympic bronze medal at Rio 2016, is a versatile player who could play in defence, midfield and even attack.
Last season, Mfon Udoh (Akwa United) and Ibrahim Sunusi (Nasarawa United) tied atop the goals chart in the abridged NPFL season with 10 goals each.