The Nigeria Professional Football League organisers, the League Management Company, have announced a cash reward of N150,000 for the inaugural winner of the ‘Wonder Goal’ of the week, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The LMC are partnering with the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) ahead of the start of the second round of matches in the 2016/17 NPFL season for this award aimed at engaging the players and their immediate communities through charity work, according to a statement on the LMC’s official website.
LMC Chairman Alhaji Shehu Dikko said the relaunched scheme is now to be known as the VAT Wonder Goal and to serve as a further tool for educating the football community on the essence of paying the Value Added Tax when they make purchases.
Video of goals scored during a specific match day will be uploaded on the NPFL website and other online platforms for fans to vote the most exciting and intelligently executed goal.
The player whose goal attracts the highest number of votes wins the award and will be presented monetary reward, 50% of which is to be invested in a Charity of the player’s choice within the city the club is located.
Dikko also announced that the prize money has been increased by fifty percent from N100,000 to N150,000 out of which the player will invest N75,000 on the selected charity.