Nigeria Professional Football League: Okpotu Wants to Lift Lobi with Goals


Anthony Okpotu has told that he is not setting any personal target in the Nigeria top-flight this season.

The Lobi Stars striker is keen to help his club finish in the top-three of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) that will see them win a place to play in one of Africa’s club competitions in 2017 if the co-efficient of the country does not fall below having three clubs each in the Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup.

“Right now I am only focused on every game as the season goes. And if I have the chance to score in every match I will take the chance, but it is not about me because Lobi is a team. I am happy I have scored six goals so far, which is good for me.

“I want to help Lobi do very well this season. This club gave me the chance to be a footballer and I can only repay them back, especially the fans for believing in me. So I hope I can help them win something or even qualify for one of the competitions on the continent,” he told

The former Al-Ittihad Tripoli man has accounted for half of the goals that Lobi Stars have scored this season but feels the credit should not go to just him alone and remained adamant on not setting himself a goal target.

“I didn’t know I have scored that (half of my team’s goals). I must thank my teammates and coaches for that. But like I said, I won’t set any target of the number of goals I want to score,” he said.

Okpotu has scored six league goals this season and leads the scorers’ chart in the NPFL. He also has three assists.

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