Ubong Friday
Akwa United’s Ubong Friday’s
wonder goal against ABS on Match Day 21 has won the VAT Wonder Goal
poll of the week.

The
goal was the toast of voters in the VAT Wonder Goal poll
conducted from Thursday, June 1 to Sunday, June 4.

Ubong’s
goal shook off a stiff competition from that of Godwin Obaje of FC
IfeanyiUbah, the popular choice for voters on the Nigeria
Professional Football League (NPFL) twitter poll.

While
47 percent of the voters on the twitter social media platform
preferred Obaje’s goal in FC IfeanyiUbah’s defeat of Kano
Pillars, Ubong secured 41 percent of the votes cast and Wilfred Ammeh
of Niger Tornadoes had the remaining 12 percent.

However,
a whopping 81.1 percent of the voters on the NPFL website
(www.npfl.ng) favoured Ebong’s rising shot goal, Obaje had 12.4
percent of the voters while Ammeh had 6.5 percent.

A
total of 337 voters participated through the NPFL twitter social
media handle while 635 voted on the website poll. The three goals
were shortlisted from a total of 23 scored on the match day.

Obaje
was the league’s leading scorer in the last season and has so far
scored nine goals since joining FC IfeanyiUbah in a near deadline
transfer at the start of the season.

Ubong’s
goal shook the top end of the net and has been described as an effort
in bravery and confidence. He had seized the opportunity of his
side’s sustained raid on the stubborn ABS defense, to caress the
ball, setting it up for a thunderous rising left footer from over 30
meters that threw high the back end of the roof of the net.

For
the player who left Akwa United for Kano Pillars for one season
before returning, the award will surely be a fillip to continue his
rediscovery after being plagued by injury that sidelined him for most
of the first stanza of the season.

The
winner will receive N150, 000 half of which he is expected to
contribute to a charity of his choice within the city where the club
is based.

The
VAT Wonder Goal Award is supported by the Federal Inland Revenue
Services (FIRS) which is collaborating with the LMC to use matches of
the NPFL to create awareness for the importance of regular tax
payment by citizens. 

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