Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Nigeria

Namo aims to play saviour

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) leading scorer, Victor Namo is confident his goals can help Nasarawa United avoid the fall at the end of this season.

Namo has scored 13 goals this season, one more than the quartet of Bishop Onyeudo (Enyimba), Mfon Udoh (Akwa United), Oghenekaro Etebo (Warri Wolves) and Dele Olorundare, who was with Sunshine Stars until he sealed a move to Turkish outfit, Tavsanli Linyitspor last month.

The former Mighty Jets man netted his 13th league goal of the season from the spot as Nasarawa United downed Kano Pillars 2-1 in Lafia on Sunday.

But Namo is not carried away with the fact that he is leading the scorers' chart as Nasarawa United's top flight continues to hang in the balance.

"I'm quite happy that I'm now the top scorer in the league and I'm grateful to God for this. I must also thank my teammates and coaches for all of the work they've done and all the help they've put in for me.

"But winning the highest goalscorer's award will mean little if my goals cannot help Nasarawa United avoid relegation. I am confident we will not be relegated and my goals can help Nasarawa United stay in the premier league," said Namo, who also scored a third career hat-trick during a matchday 28 game against Dolphins last month.

Namo, who had previously scored hat-tricks while playing for Jos-based club, Mighty Jets and Yobe Desert Warriors, knows the Solid Miners are not out of the woods just yet following a 2-1 win over champions Kano Pillars on Sunday.

"It was a good win against my former team (Kano Pillars) and to score against them was lifting for me considering they're the champions of the league. But our work to survive is still on and we have to put in my best to save our season," said Namo to supersport.com.

Nasarawa United currently have 39 points after 30 matches and sit just above the bottom four.

NPFL leading scorers

13 goals

Victor Namo (Nasarawa United)

12 goals

Dele Olorundare (Sunshine Stars)

Bishop Onyeudo (Enyimba)

Oghenekaro Etebo (Warri Wolves)

11 goals

Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars)

Mfon Udoh (Akwa United)


More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Latest Video Highlights

Sports Talk

Dr Errol Sweeney
14-year-old ref racially abused
We are constantly told that football is the most popular sport in the world and, to a large extent,...

Sunday Oliseh
Coaching Eagles: What they won’t tell you
Two days after starting as chief coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria a representative of a major...

Segun Odegbami
Nigeria needs something valid to celebrate
The Adokie Amiesimaka Stadium erupted in an orgy of celebration after Nigeria beat Swaziland 2-0.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Mourinho and Rooney at crossroads
It was after a goalless draw at Old Trafford in the second match of the ill-judged season of David...