By Johnny Edward:
Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi forward, Godwin Obaje, is going into the history books as the second player to receive the Rashidi Yekini NPFL Top Scorer Award which comes in a beautiful Golden Boot (pictured above), for his outstanding 18 goals record in the 2015/16 season,Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Obaje emerged as the top scorer in the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season with 18 goals, succeeding GbolahanSalami who won the award in the previous season.
Obaje will be presented with the award sponsored by Rashidi Yekini Foundation this Saturday – November 26 2016, at the 4th edition of the Gold Cup Pre-season Tournament billed to take place in Ijebu Ode.
According to the facilitator and founder of the foundation, Barrister Jibril Mohammed, a giant Golden Boot plaque and a prize money of 100,000 naira will be presented to Obaje.
Mohammed was also pleased with the organizers of the Gold Cup tourney for their support.
"Rashidi Yekini Highest Goalscorer Award has come to stay because this is the second edition of the annual award named after one of the most prolific goal scorers Africa ever produced in Nigeria, the Late Rashidi Yekini, who died on the 4th of May 2012," Mohammed said in a statement made available to Completesportsnigeria.com.
"We want to thank the organisers of the Gold Cup competition who has formed a synergy with us, to make this year’s edition a reality.
" After deliberating on so many factors, we deemed it fit to hold the presentation over there in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State because of Wikki Tourists involvement in the tournament and they are playing Lobi Stars of Markurdi."
An excited Mohammed will throw more light on the coming event during a separate chat with Completesportsnigeria.com.
"I want to inform you that this year's NPFL Highest Goal Scorer Award would be presented to Godwin Obaje at the Dipo Dina Stadium Ijebu Ode this Saturday, " he reiterated.
"We are presenting the award after the first half of the game between Wikki Tourist and Lobi Stars at the Gold Cup tournament."
Meanwhile,the Chairman of Wikki Tourists FC, Honourable Isa Matori will lead the families and friends of Obaje to the event on Saturday to receive the award on behalf of the football prodigy who is presently on trials at Russian premier league club, CSKA Moscow.