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Nigerian Professional Football league regulating body and organisers, the League Management Company, LMC, is partnering with the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS to splash N150,000 monetary reward on scorer of the Best Goal on each Matchdays in a series tagged ‘NPFL-VAT Wonder goal series’.

The NPFL ‘Wonder Goal of the Week’ series was introduced at the turn of second round of matches last season.

The aim of the series was ‘to build affinity between players, their clubs and their community of domicile’.

It is also ‘aimed amongst other objectives to create an engagement channel between the clubs and their immediate communities through charity work by players who win the award’.

According to a statement on the LMC website, the series have now been resuscitated with the assistance of FIRS which include a 50 per cent increment of the cash prize from N100,000 to N150,000, out of which the player will invest N75,000 in the selected Charity.

LMC Chairman, Shehu Dikko said the relaunched scheme is now to be known as the VAT Wonder Goal and to serve as a further tool for educating the football community on the essence of paying the Value Added Tax when they make purchases.

Football fans will determine the winner on each matchdays by voting on the NPFL website and Social media platforms.

Video of goals scored during a specific matchday will be uploaded on the NPFL website,, Facebook and YouTube accounts for fans to vote the most exciting and intelligently executed goal.

The player whose goal attracts the highest number of votes wins the award and will be presented the monetary reward, 50 per cent of which is to be invested in a Charity of the player’s choice within the city the club is located.

The second stanza of the 2016/2017 NPFL season kicks off this weekend.


Author: Timilehin Boyinde

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