Lobi Stars’ Yaya Kone will have the chance to catch up on Akwa United Mfon Udoh who is the leading goal scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League this season when his side host Rivers United today.
With five goals to his name, Yaya Kone has the opportunity to reduce the deficit as the race for the 2019 top scorer award hots up.
As at now, Mfon Udoh remains the top scorer in both goals and assists. Mfon Udoh has eight goals and 4 assists to his name.
Following closely are Usman Musa (Gombe United) with six goals, while Yaya Kone (Lobi Stars), Ndifreke Effiong (Akwa United) and Abba Umar (Wikki Tourists) have each netted five goals thus far.
When Lobi Stars hosts Rivers United today at the Aper Aku Stadium in Markudi he could reduce the tally or match Mfon Udoh tally.
On the assists’ table, Sanusi Ibrahim of Nasarawa United also has four assists, like Mfon Udoh.
Ahmadu Liman (Niger Tornadoes), Musa Ahmed (Kano Pillars) and Ibrhim Mustapha (Enyimba) have provided three assists each.
FC Ifeanyiubah goalkeeper Chinedu Anozie has recorded the most clean sheets in the NPFL so far – eight.
Plateau United shot stopper Dele Ajiboye has six clean sheets.