Rashidi Yekini Award Will Inspire Me To Do More, Says Lobi Stars’ Okpotu
Lobi Stars forward Anthony Okpotu says the recognition by the Rashidi Yekini Foundation for emerging the highest scorer in the Nigeria Professional Football League last season will spur him up to do more in the upcoming season.
Okpotu scored 19 goals in the 2016-17 Nigerian topflight campaign for the Pride of Benue and was rewarded with a sum of 100,000 naira and an award at a ceremony held in Ilorin which was supervised by the coordinator of the late marksman’s foundation, Jubril Olanrewaju.
“I will say I am more than happy with this recognition and it will go a long way in bolstering my effort to set more targets before myself in the coming season. It wasn’t about the money but the effort put in place to ensure that hard work is rewarded by a private body,” Okpotu told Goal .