Atshimene, Nwankwo’s battle for Eunisell Boot Award goes to the wire
Although Akwa United have won the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with a match to the end of the season, the exciting goal race continues till the final whistle tomorrow with the duo of Nasarawa United’s Silas Nwankwo and Akwa United’s Charles Atshimene, ahead of the pack with 18 goals each
For the first time since the introduction of the Eunisell Boot in 2018, the race for the prestigious award in the NPFL goes down to the wire.
The Eunisell Boot seeks to elevate the standard of the NPFL by inspiring top stars to boost their performance through incentives and raise fresh consciousness about the domestic top flight.
“Eunisell is proud to be associated with our homegrown stars. Too often, we lose sight of the importance of the domestic league and its players. The prestigious trophy and value of the Eunisell Boot award will spur players into performing better,” said Eunisell Group Managing Director, Chika Ikenga.
The five-star outing of both players in front of goal explains why their teams have turned out with 52 and 51 goals this term.
In fact, this is the second time players from both clubs will be in the race for the award. Back in 2019, celebrated top scorer, Mfon Udoh and Ibrahim Sunusi, emerged joint-winners of the award after scoring 10 goals each.
Nwankwo and Atshimene head for tricky road trip matches to showcase their quality in front of partisan opposition fans and the duo is no stranger to scoring away from home with five and four goals, respectively.
Both players scored a brace each on the road to underscore their credentials for the Eunisell Boot.
At stake is a life changing opportunity and the prestigious Eunisell Boot award, as well as N200,000 per goal scored by the winner.