By Johnny Edward:
Abia Warriors midfielder, Shedrack Asiegbu's strike against Plateau United has been voted the VAT NPFL Wonder Goal Award for matchday-25, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Asiegbu becomes the sixth VAT NPFL Wonder Goal Award winner after Ayo Saka (Rivers United), Ubong Friday (Akwa United), Salefu Ochowechi (Remo Stars), Pascal Seka (FC IfeanyiUbah) and Ahmed Usman of Wikki Tourists.
It was the 23 year old's first strike in their 2-0 win over the current league leaders on matchday-25. It beat off competitions from goals by the league’s top scorer, Stephen Odey of MFM and Musa Newman of Akwa United to emerge the winner.
Asiegbu goal polled a cumulative 425 votes to edge Odey on 371 with Newman receiving the least combined votes of 296.
Asiegbu’s goal polled 335 votes on the website of the Nigerian Professional Football League and was followed by Newman who recorded 209 ,with Odey amassing 187 votes.
Asiegbu is expected got receive a cash reward of N150,000 of which half will be donated to a charity to be nominated by the player from within the state where the club is based.