I’m Not In A Hurry To Leave The NPFL – Okpotu (AUDIO)

Lobi Stars prolific striker Anthony Okpotu says he is not in a hurry to leave the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) for a move abroad, following a superlative campaign in the top flight last season.

The ‘Panther’ as Okpotu is fondly called, scored 19 goals for the Markudi-based side to emerge the league’s top scorer, and was also named the NPFL’s Most Valuable Player by the prestigious League Bloggers Award last year.

The former Al-Ittihad of Libya goal poacher also helped Nigeria’s home-based Super Eagles side finish second in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) last month in Morocco.

Having being recently linked with several moves abroad, Okpotu, who turns 24 next week exclusively told www.busybuddiesng.com that he is weighing his options and will make the right move with time.

“I understand that everybody is thinking and asking questions why I’ve not gone abroad,” he said.

“Everything in life depends on time. No matter the interests and offers, when it is your time, it is your time. I will not just have to rush into making decisions because everybody wants me to go. Even in Nigerian league now, we are still paying football.

“The situation with me is that I will take my chances whenever they come.”

Okpotu is yet to feature for Lobi Stars in a competitive fixture this season due to a minor injury, but he is expected back in action this weekend, when his club faces Heartland FC in Nnewi in a Match Day 11 tie.