Nigeria professional football league top scorer Godwin Obaje has been handed a one match ban by the League Management Company (LMC) for picking up five bookings.
The 13 goal hit man received his fifth booking of the season against Heartland FC of Owerri last week which triggered an automatic one match suspension going by the rules of the league and will not be able to add to his goal tally when they take on Kano Pillars this weekend in a derby game in Bauchi.
Obaje winner of the League Bloggers Award (LBA) for the best player in the Nigeria League for the month of May will be sorely missed by Wikki Tourist but his suspension has opened the doors for mid season acquisition Alhassan Ibrahim popularly refereed to as Muazam to be given his debut by the Bauchi based team.
However his suspension won’t see him lose ground in his bid to be top scorer as his closest challenger Okiki Afolabi of Sunshine Stars who has same amount of goals as the 19 year old won’t be in action as well following the postponement of Sunshine Stars game against Enyimba who will be in continental club football action this weekend.
Wikki Tourist will however be looking to avenge the 2-1 loss they suffered in Kano in the reverse tie as they bid to hold onto top spot for the fourth week running in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
*Ade Santos (NPFL).