Last seasonâ€™s top scorer, Godwin Obaje made it to the list for the VAT Wonder Goal Award and will be contending with Akwa Unitedâ€™s Friday Ubong and Wilfred Ammeh of Niger Tornadoes in the latest shortlist announced by the League Management Company (LMC) thursday.The three nominees made the final cut in a match day that recorded 23 goals and with seven other goals considered good enough for listing. Obaje switched to FC IfeanyiUbah from Wikki Tourists after emerging the highest scorer last season and have so far netted nine times this term but it was his second effort against Kano Pillars that has earned him a chance to contest for the best goal of the week honour.Showing huge predatory instincts, Obaje amidst tight marking from four defenders inside the box calmed his nerves to link up a cross from the left side and without controlling the ball, leaned to his left, then shot to the roof of the net with his right. It was a delightful ending to a move that was initiated from the half line involving just two players before Obaje dropped the ball in the net.On a day Niger Tornadoes doused the fire from MFM, Ammeh made good a miscuing by a team made. A right footed player, Ammeh showed versatility of both legs when he deftly controlled the mis-kicked pass, pushed twice to displace two markers and position well for a right footed blaze that hit the upper inner part of the net. It was simply a goal no goalkeeper could do anything apart and this was without prejudice for the maze of legs inside the goal area.Ubongâ€™s goal is similar to the two other shortlisted goals only to the extent that it shook the top end of the net. But his was a sheer effort in bravery and big heart. A stubborn ABS backline had on two occasions repelled moves by Akwa United through the left side and on the third time, the ball fell to Ubong who caressed with his left foot to release a rocket that sailed upwards into the net from 30 meters. The crowd rose in appreciation and his team mates piled atop him on the grass in celebration.Video of the three goals have been uploaded on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) website, www.npfl.ng and social media platform @LMCNPFL on twitter.Voting which started yesterday will end at 12noon on Sunday, June 4. 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 collaborated with the LMC to use matches of the NPFL to create awareness for the importance of regular tax payment by citizens.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Accra Hearts of Oak will on Thursday 24th July 2014, confirm Coach Herbert Addo as their new manager.Herbert will replace Mohamed Polo and will stay at the club for 2-years.Herbert Addo has agreed on a 2-year deal with the Phobians and is expected to be unveiled on Friday when he is introduced to the Hearts squad at the team’s training grounds at ATTC.The former Inter Allies head Coach is also said to have agreed on a monthly salary of GHâ‚µ8,000 and an enticement fee of GHâ‚µ25,000.“We will confirm Herbert as the manager of the team after our Board meeting on Thursday afternoon. We have agreed on every aspect of the contract and it has been signed and sealed. He emerged as the best candidate amongst the lot that applied for this job. We have given him his targets and we expect him to achieve them including introducing young talents into our team” a Hearts Board member told sportscrusader.com in an exclusive interview.Herbert will be assisted by Stephen Abugri with Sabahn Quaye as the Team Manager.The Phobians are said to have tasked Herbert Addo to win the next Premier League Competition and as well qualify the team to the money zone of the CAF Champions League Competition.Herbert Addo has also been tasked to assess the Hearts squad to determine if the team should partake in next year’s CAF Confederations Cup.Addo, who led Aduana Stars to the Premier League title in the year 2010, is expected to submit his transfer request on Monday after which he will submit the list of players he intends to offload in the off season. Hearts say they will offload 16 players and bring in only 4 new faces.
Pacers guard Victor Oladipo went down with a gruesome knee injury during his team’s game Wednesday night vs. the Raptors.Oladipo suffered the injury after slipping while guarding Toronto’s Pascal Siakim during a fast break late in the second quarter. Let’s really, really, really, really hope that Vic is alright. Oladipo goes down with an apparent knee injury and it didn’t look good. #Pacers pic.twitter.com/CA6LacMo87— FOX Sports Indiana (@FSIndiana) January 24, 2019The rest of the NBA was quick to react on social media, voicing support for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft:🙏🏾‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ @VicOladipo— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 24, 2019Dwyane Wade didn’t know about Vic Oladipo after the Heat game tonight. Clearly upset when he got the word. pic.twitter.com/fex2Wx28P9— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) January 24, 2019Prayers up VO 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) January 24, 2019Thinking positive thoughts for @VicOladipo, be strong and positive in this moment.. #WeCanRebuildHim— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) January 24, 2019Prayers up to @VicOladipo 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) January 24, 2019Prayers up for Vic. https://t.co/TYvmiSzrEQ— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) January 24, 2019🙏🏽 @VicOladipo | @Pacers 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/huz1BLxtk7— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 24, 2019🙏 Wishing @vicoladipo the very best.— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) January 24, 2019Prayers up @VicOladipo🙏🏽— Devin Booker (@DevinBook) January 24, 2019Prayers up for my homie @VicOladipo 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) January 24, 2019Praying for you bro @VicOladipo— Shaun Livingston (@ShaunLivingston) January 24, 2019Prayers up to my brother @VicOladipo 🙏😔— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) January 24, 2019Prayers up for my brother @VicOladipo … we got you fam and will hold it down for you brother …. #PacerNation @Pacers speedy recovery….— Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) January 24, 2019🙏🏽🙏🏽 @VicOladipo— kuz (@kylekuzma) January 24, 2019Prayers up to my brother @VicOladipo 🙌🏽— Josh Hart (@joshhart) January 24, 2019Hope it’s not a serious injury to Vic and a speedy recovery.— Trevor Booker (@35_Fitz) January 24, 2019 MORE: LeBron misses another game with injuryLet’s hope Oladipo makes it back to the court soon.