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VAT Wonder Goal 13: Emmanuel Odafe, Nojeem Raji and Tchoanfine are VAT Wonder Goal 13 Nominees
It is a contest of headed goals for the VAT Wonder Goal 13 as all three goals were nodded in by the nominated players.The three nominees are Emmanuel Odafe of Plateau United, Nojeem Raji of Sunshine Stars and Tchoanfine Pade of El-Kanemi Warriors.
For Plateau United’s Odafe, his was a combination of power and precision. From a free kick on the right flank midway into the opponent’s half, Odafe rose highest, squared his shoulders to powerfully connect with his head in the Match Day 32 fixture between the league leaders and hard fighting Shooting Stars Sports Club from Ibadan. The intensity of the header gave the keeper no chance to stop the ball from sailing into the net.
Raji in Bauchi in their match against Wikki Tourists executed a training ground routine for set pieces. Sunshine had won a corner taken from the right side and Raji ran in to jump high and release a frontal nod that flew past defenders straight into the high roof of the net.
In Maiduguri, Akwa United had smothered all the fireworks from their hosts El-Kanemi Warriors until 26th minute when goalkeeper Ojo Olorunleke made a daring save off a long shot, parrying over the crossbar for a corner kick. As the corner arrived, Pade jumps towered him over all other heads for a head shot to the high end of the post.
The video of the three goals have been uploaded on the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) website, www.npfl.ng and twitter handle @lmcnpfl for voting which will end at 11.59 pm on Sunday, August 20.
Winner of the VAT Wonder Goal award receives cash prize of N150,000 half of which is donated to a charity nominated by the winner from within the state where the club is domiciled. The award is an initiative of the League Management Company (LMC) to foster stronger bond between the clubs and members of the community. It is supported by the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) to reach out to the football community with messages of benefits of tax payment.
2. NOJEEM RAJI - WIKKI TOURIST VS SUNSHINE
3. TCHOANFINE PADE - EL-KANEMI VS AKWA UNITED