Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) hotshots of Mfon Udoh and Sanusi Ibrahim have officially been rewarded with Eunisell Boot Award and a cheque of two million Naira each for emerging joint-highest goal scorers in just concluded season.
Akwa United captain and Nasarawa United striker both scored 10 goals each this past NPFL season and Eunisell values a goal in the Nigeria Professional Football League at Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000) at the Eunisell Boot Awards 2019 ceremony held in Raddison Blu Hotel, Ikeja-Lagos.
Eunisell’s group managing director, Chika Ikenga, explained that the motive of the award is to promote local football and make it enjoyable for spectators he said: “Football is entertaining, football brings us together in Nigeria.
More than anything, football helps people in terms of being fit, it creates a job.”It provides an opportunity for our young people to stay out of trouble. So we wanted to see how we can get involved, how we can help.
“We chose to reward the people in the front so that they can pull the other people. We would like to see in the next five years that our stadiums are as full as premier league stadiums. We are not going to do it alone, but we will do it with the rest of society.”
NFF General Secretary, Dr Mohammed Sanusi, added: “It was a special night for me and one that I won’t forget in a hurry. I have never been to or witness such a reception before, more so, one done to honour a local league player in Nigeria’s domestic league,” “o be honest, I see this kind of event on television when top European players are rewarded.
“I was more than excited when I have presented my N2million cheque and Eunisell Boot.The award was instituted by the energy firm last season with former Kano Pillars striker, Junior Lokosa winning the award and a cash prize of N3,800,000 after scoring 19 goals for his side.
With the 2019 award, Mfon Udoh becomes the first player in the history of NPFL to win the league top scorer award twice. He also set a record for the highest number of goals scored in a football season with 23 goals while playing for Enyimba in the 2013/2014 NPFL season.