By Tunde Laidi
Akwa United’s Ndifreke Effiong and Auwalu Malam Ali of Kano Pillars have raced to the highest of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) goalscorers’ chart after they notched their 11th aim of the season of their respective video games in opposition to Katsina United and Jigawa Golden Stars respectively.
Ndifreke, the previous U-23 star put the Promise Keepers within the ascendancy within the eighth minute on the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium, Katsina in opposition to Katsina United whereas Ali struck twice in Kano in opposition to Jigawa Golden Stars to place them forward of Rangers International, Israel Abia who fired clean in opposition to Rivers United and nonetheless on 10 objectives with eight of these strikes scored whereas he was with Sunshine Stars.
At the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, Kano Pillars rave of the second, Auwalu Malam Ali made it 4 objectives within the final two video games after he bagged two objectives for Sai Masu Gida of their house sport with Jigawa Golden Stars.
Ali has now scored 11 objectives within the topflight this season to grow to be degree with Ndifreke and he’s reaping from the technical enter from his head coach, Ibrahim Musa who instructed the striker to be extra businesslike within the closing third.
Abia remains to be on 10 objectives however he gave an help for Rangers’ opener from the place Chinonso Eziekwe obtained the aim in opposition to Rivers United on the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.
Ibrahim Mustapha of Plateau United additionally broke his aim drought to attract degree with Victor Mbaoma of Enyimba on 9 objectives.
Mustapha scored what turned out to be the profitable aim because the Peace Boys narrowly beat Nasarawa United 2-1 on the New Jos Road Stadium, Jos.
Katsina United’s Tasiu Lawal us nonetheless caught at eight objectives whereas Enyimba’s Stanley Dimgba bagged his seventh aim of the season of their 3-Zero house victory over Sunshine Stars.