Nigeria: On-Fire Mustapha Ibrahim Eyes Eunisell Golden Boot Award

22 January 2020

Plateau United's on-fire striker, Mustapha Ibrahim has reiterated his desire to emerge the highest goal scorer in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, season.

The former El-Kanemi Warriors and Enyimba FC striker has so far scored seven goals and recorded six assists in 14 matches to be among the leading goal scorers.

Last Sunday in Jos, he scored a brace as he led his team to a convincing 5-0 win over Adamawa United.

The member of Home-based Eagles told Daily Trust in a telephone interview that he is not going to rest on his oars because other strikers in the league have not gone to sleep.

According to him, he is constantly trying to prove why he is one of the highly rated strikers in the domestic league.

He also said having represented Nigeria in the African Nations Championship, CHAN, in 2018, his next target is to break into the Super Eagles.

"I don't want to limit my potentials and chances by setting a target. All I want to do is to keep scoring goals.

"I know that there is a prize to be won at the end of the season so I want to see if I will be the winner this season.

"I am also aware that other strikers in the league are eying the same award so there is no time to relax. I know that the moment I get complacent, someone else will topple me.

"My slogan therefore is work hard, work hard and keep working hard," he said.

In view of the fact that Eunisell pays N.2m for each goal scored in the league, Ibrahim already has N1.4million in his account.

The award was instituted in 2018 by Eunisell, a leading global chemical and specialty fluid management company in Nigeria.

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