Eunisell have announced that a decision has been made to award the Eunisell Boot to the duo of Sunusi Ibrahim and Mfon Udoh, top scorers in the 2018/2019 professional football league in Nigeria.
In a dramatic move by the Chemical and Fluids giants, the prize money will not be shared, but rather, both players will be presented with a cheque for N2 million for the ten goals they scored.
The Eunisell Boot values a goal at N200,000.
Ibrahim who plays for Nasarawa United and Udoh who is Akwa United’s top marksman scored ten goals each in the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season with the league’s organisers, the LMC crowning Ibrahim as topscorer on disciplinary grounds.
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Eunisell Group Managing Director, Chika Ikenga said:
“Our logic is simple; both players deserve to be rewarded for their performances. The eligibility to be awarded the Eunisell Boot, is based on the most goals scored. This past season saw Ibrahim and Udoh each scoring 10 goals.
“We look no further than that; there are no technical considerations that we factor in. We are delighted for these two players at the top of their game.”
Ikenga continued; “The rationale behind Eunisell introducing the award in 2018 was three-fold: First, we set out to help increase the standard of professional football in Nigeria through incentive and awareness. Second, demonstrate to the youth that playing football in the professional league in Nigeria, is a viable career and third, increase spectator interest and support for local teams and players.”
The inaugural Eunisell Boot winner was Kano Pillars striker, Junior Lokosa, now playing for Tunisian and African champions, Esperance Sportif.