Lobi Stars striker Anthony Okpotu says he is thrilled after emerging top scorer in the just-concluded 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season.
Okpotu ended the season with 19 strikes (including three hattricks), one goal better than former MFM FC goal poacher, Stephen Odey who led the scorers chart for most part of the campaign.
In an exclusive chat with www.busybuddiesng.com , the 23-year old attributed his achievement to hardwork and perseverance.
“I feel very, very happy that I’ve been able to score 19 goals,” he said.
“Individually, it’s a great achievement for any player to become the highest goal scorer of the league.
“I will just attribute it to keeping to God’s words, hardwork, dedication and perseverance.”
The former Al Ittihad of Libya marksman also dedicated the ‘Golden Boot’ award to God and his teammates amongst others.
“I will dedicate the Golden Boot back to God because if not for him, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve that feat.
“Secondly, (I will dedicate it) to the less-privileged; the orphans all around the world. I have this strong feeling that I can do something for them.
“Thirdly, (I will dedicate the award) to my teammates, because if not for their support, I wouldn’t have been able to score that 19 goals. I cannot do it alone.”
Okpotu is part of the home-based Super Eagles squad representing Nigeria at the on-going 2017 West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations in Ghana.