Najeem Adeyinka Scoops Sportsflames/MFM Player Of The Season Award


Adeyinka Najeem has emerged as the winner of Sportflames/MFM player of the Season.

Najeem was named winner of the award at the end of MFM FC game against Rivers United which ended in a 2-2 draw at the Agege Stadium.

It was a healthy contest but at the end, the energetic defender beat the trio of  Vice-Captain Akanni Elijah (Attacking Midfielder), Adeniyi Bamidele (Goalkeeper) and Adikwu Moses (Defender) to the award.

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The poll on website ( vote portal which lasted for more than two weeks, saw a total of 3,000 votes from fans and Sports Journalists.

At the end, Najeem polled 40.8% of votes, while his closest rival, Elijah got 28.5% votes.

Goalkeeper Adeniyi Bamidele came third in the poll with 17.4% votes while Moses got 13.3% votes.

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Barrister Seyi Akinwummi, 1st Vice President Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), MFM FC Director of Football alongside Barrister Davidson Adejuwon, will present Najeem with the award plus cash gift after the Olukoya Boys last home game of the season against Jigawa Golden Stars at the Agege Stadium (Soccer Temple).

Petit midfielder Onuwa Chukwuka (now with Lobi Stars) had won the inaugural edition in 2017 owing to his brilliant form for the Olukoya Boys as they qualified for the CAF Champions League. He was also instrumental in the famous CNN Goal Of The Week scored by Sikiru Olatunbosun against Rangers at the Agege Stadium.

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