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NPFL: Gombe United’s Abbani Clinches VAT Wonder Goal Award, 150K Prize Money

NPFL: Gombe United’s Abbani Clinches VAT Wonder Goal Award, 150K Prize Money

By Johnny Edward:

Gombe United forward, Sani Abbani has been adjudged the winner of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) VAT Wonder Goal 9 for Matchday-28, Completesportnigeria.com reports.

Abbani's strike against El-Kanemi Warriors of Maiduguri in his side’s 2-0 win on matchday-28 saw him edge closest rival, Sunshine Stars' Joseph Abiodun with Abu Azeez of Shooting Stars coming a distant third despite winning the poll on Twitter.

Abbani racked up 582 votes on the official website of the NPFL and on Twitter, while Abiodun had 434 votes from the same platforms.

The Sand Eagles star, Azeez polled 53 percent of the total 305 votes on Twitter but fell far behind on the website polls where he picked just 50 of the total 1008 votes.

Abbani will receive a cash reward of N150, 000 and is expected to nominate a charity based in the Maiduguri to donate half of his prize money.

Previous winners include Ayo Saka of Rivers United, Friday Ubong of Akwa United and Salefu Ochowechi of Remo Stars. Others are Usman Ahmed of Wikki Tourists, Shadrack Asiegbu.

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