Ubong Shares VAT Wonder Goal Prize with Orphans


Match Day 21 VAT Wonder Goal Award winner, Akwa United’s Ubong Friday, has revealed that he would share the proceeds of his award with the Children Development Centre in Uyo.

Ubong’s strike against ABS FC of Ilorin was adjudged the best goal of the match day by online voters in a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) poll and was presented the award on Wednesday by the Akwa Ibom and Cross River State FIRS Coordinator, Agu Bennet, amidst cheers from fans, team mates and visiting Wikki Tourists players at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, as part of pre-match ceremony for the rescheduled NPFL match day 23 fixture between Akwa United and their opponents from Bauchi.

Elated by the recognition, Ubong said he had never won such an award in his career and he is delighted that he is beginning to hit the limelight.

He said he will share the prize money of N150,000 with the Children Development Centre on IBB Boulevard in Uyo, which his club and players have been channeling their charity gestures as part of their community relations.

 “I will share the proceeds with the Children Development Centre near our camp here in Uyo. That is the only charity I know and that is where we as a club and team mates have been visiting to give support from time to time.”