Golden Boot: Chijioke Akuneto wins top scorer award as Rivers United lift NPFL title

by: Evolve


Rivers United forward Chijioke Akuneto has emerged the Nigeria Professional Football League’s top scorer aftet he scored against Gombe United in their final match of the season.

There was fierce rivalry in the scoring chart from clubs like Enyimba, Gombe United, Abia Warriors, and many others.

Chijioke Akuneto won the Golden Boot with his goal against Gombe United on the final day of the season.

The Super Eagles forward topped opponents notably Yusuff Abdulazeez and Victor Mbaoma by a difference of two goals to win the honor.

Chijioke Akuneto’s goal from the penalty spot gave the Stanley Eguma team the lead and victory after the opening 11 minutes of play.

The 24-year-old became his team and league’s top scorer with 19 goals in gameweek 38 vs Gombe United at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The Rivers United star player had a fantastic season on an individual level despite his team winning the league title.

In the extremely competitive Nigeria Professional Football League, some of the top attackers in the country contested for the Golden Boot.

The Pride on Rivers kept their 1-0 advantage throughout the entire game and were quickly crowned the league champions following the final whistle.




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