MERCURIAL midfielder, Onuwa Chukwuka has been voted Sportflames/Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM FC) Player Of The Season/Year (POTY) by fans of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side.
The petit and never-say-die player saw off competition from strike duo of NPFL top marksman, Stephen Odey and Sikiru Olatunbosun to claim the maiden edition of the POTY award.
Onuwa, according to the poll online that had close to 500 votes from the Olukoya Boys fans, pulled 56% of the votes. Odey came in second place after he got 34% of votes followed by Olatunbosun 13.8%.
Director of sportflames.com, Olatoye Olawale in an interview session with The New Diplomat explained that the “criteria for choosing Onuwa, who’s seen by fans as one of the most talented player in the NPFL, could be based on his flawless display of skills on the pitch. He drives with the ball and create opening in any defence with pocket and final pass to Odey, Olatunbosun and Adegboyega. He has also touched the ball more than any player in the team.”
He further assured, “there would be an extension and expansion of this award next season, as it is our priority to reward individual and outstanding players, and also to support the league which has attracted so much viewership both locally and globally.”
The official presentation of the POTY award to Onuwa by Owner and Founder of 36 Lion Football Club of Lagos, Gafar Liameed has been scheduled to take place before the kickoff of MFM FC last home game of the season against Nasarawa United on Sunday at the Agege Stadium (Soccer Temple).