Nominations for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 20 VAT Wonder Goal award have been released.
On the list are: Kano Pillars’ Nyima Nwagua, Tope Olusesi of Rangers International, Ikechukwu Nwani of Nasarawa United and Chidi Nwachukwu of Go Round FC.
Nwachukwu is making the list for the second time following his nomination alongside eventual winner of Match Day 18 VAT Wonder Goal, Sikiru Olatunbosun of MFM FC. Nwachukwu got listed this time for his spectacular strike in his club’s 2-1 defeat to FC IfeanyiUbah.
It was a goal from outside the 18 yard box where he was gifted a pass, controlled with his right before unleashing a volley which left the goalkeeper stunned.
Kano Pillars were trailing 1-0 in Owerri to troubled Heartland FC but Nwagua scored to deny the hosts another chance to win all three points.
Nwagua with just one movement displaced three Heartland defenders to set up a left footed shot that beat an already badly positioned goalkeeper to equalize.
For Nwani, his goal was a demonstration of gusto and calmness all at once. In a near counter attack that had El-Kanemi players around the centre circle, Nwani received a defence splitting pass from Nojeem Olokukon, slipped the ball in between the legs of the centre back and had a horde of El-Kanemi defenders chasing him from the centre line close to the edge of the box where he picked his spot to place the ball beyond on-rushing goalkeeper.
Olusesi in Jos ensured that Enugu Rangers went away with a point. In a wave of counter offensive after Wikki Tourists lost the ball in Rangers half, left wing back, Isaac Loute located Olusesi who made a perfect control inside the box and under pressure by an opponent, kept his cool to smash a left footed volley straight up the roof of the post.
Videos of the four goals have been uploaded on the NPFL website, www.npfl.ng and twitter handle, @lmcnpfl for voting which opens on Monday, May 14 and ends at midnight of Wednesday, May 17.