Pascal Seka
FC
IfeanyiUbah’s Ivorian import, Pasca Seka got the highest votes of
338 to emerge the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match
Day 23 VAT Wonder Goal award winner.

Seka
ran neck and neck with Lobi Stars’ Anthony Okpotu in the votes on
the twitter handle picking 73 votes to Okpotu’s 71 of the 198 votes
cast by fans leaving El-Kanemi Warriors’ Aghahowa Otakho with the
remaining 54 votes.

However,
it was fans voting on the www.npfl.ng website that gave Seka a wide
lead as his goal was the favourite of 267 of the 466 voters and
Okpotu picked up votes from 229 fans while Otakho had 43.

In
the final count, Seka secured 338 votes, Okpotu 229 and Otakho
finished with 97 votes.

The
goal was the Ivorian forward’s fourth this season and the second of
their 2-0 defeat of Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC in the fixture
decided at the Nnewi Stadium. The burly striker had benefitted from a
defensive mix-up by defenders of ABS to slam home from inside the
box.

It
was a goal Fred Edoreh, Chairman of Lagos State chapter of Sports
Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) described glowingly in these
words: “it takes not just intuitiveness but also calculation to
shrug off a marker to hit the ball well in the situation he got the
ball inside the box”.

Seka
thus becomes the fourth in the line of winners of the VAT Wonder
Goal, an initiative of the League Management Company (LMC) and
supported by the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) to promote
club community engagement and raise awareness for tax payment within
the football community.

A
cash prize of N150, 000 goes to the winner half of which will be
donated to a charity to be nominated by player within the state where
the club is located.

Past
winners have been Ayo Saka of Rivers United, Ubong Friday of Akwa
United and Ochowechi Salefu of Remo Stars.

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