Akwa United’s camp is bubbling with excitement as the coaches, players and management staff of the club are falling over themselves to celebrate one of her own, the mercurial Ubong Friday whose sumptuous strike was voted Wonder Goal of the week on Matchday 21 by football fans.
Friday scored a spectacular goal from 30 yards against ABS on Matchday 21 at the Godswill Akpabio International stadium. The goal was nominated by League Management Company, LMC and was voted goal of the week on LMC’s website and Twitter Handle by football fans across the country.
Friday’s goal received a whopping 81.1% of the votes to beat Godwin Obaje of FC Ifeanyi Ubah and Wilfred Ammeh of Niger Tornadoes to emerge the second winner of the Award which was instituted barely three weeks ago.
Chairman of Akwa United FC, Elder Paul Bassey congratulated the Akwa Ibom born striker on his achievement and described the goal as world class.
Elder Bassey explained that Friday’s Goal of the Week Award has brought honour and respect to the club and the state.
The club boss encouraged other players of the team to be more dedicated by giving their best to the team in her quest for honours this season, stressing that there is always reward for hard work.
“On behalf of Akwa United Football Club, I wish to congratulate Ubong Friday for winning the VAT Wonder Goal of the Week Award. The goal was brilliant and breathtaking capable of winning any match. This Award will motivate the entire team to aspire for more honours in the league this season”.
” Many people around the world have viewed the goal online. They now know that there is a club called Akwa United where we have wonderful and talented players capable of playing fantastic football”.
” We are grateful to the sponsors of this Award for rewarding excellence and promoting sport development in the country”.
As a reward, Ubong Friday will receive the sum of One Hundred and Fifty thousand Naira (150,000.00) from the sponsors of the Award with half of the money expected to be given out to any charity organisation of the player’s choice within Akwa Ibom State.
The VAT Wonder Goal of the Week Award is supported by Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS in collaboration with the LMC with the aim of using the Nigeria Professional Football League matches to create awareness and encourage Nigerians to develop the attitude of paying tax regularly.