Enugu Rangers forward Israel Abia has won the prestigious Eunisell Boot Award for Top Scorer of the 2019/20 season of the Nigerian Professional Soccer League.
Instituted by Eunisell, West Africa’s largest independent oil and gas chemical engineering solutions company, the Eunisell Boot seeks to instill greatness in national top-flight players and celebrate their success story.
Abia scored 12 goals last season after showing up for the Sunshine Stars and Rangers and becomes the fourth player to win the glamorous award.
After scoring seven goals for Akure’s Sunshine during the first half of the season, he made an ambitious switch to Enugu’s team and recorded five goals to continue his magical season, the final season.
Much was expected of the striker, but the Covid19 pandemic ensured the league came to a halt and ended his scoring feat.
Abia will receive the replica of the renowned Eunisell boot and a sum of N2,400,000, as Eunisell placed a premium value of N200,000 for each goal scored.
Junior Lokosa won the inaugural award in 2018, while Sunusi Ibrahim and Mfon Udoh were joint winners, in 2019.
Clearly, last season’s poster boy, Abia will be honored at a date and place to be announced by Eunisell.