NPFL: Alimi, Mizode lead race for Golden Boot


Remo Stars’ Sikiru Alimi and Robert Christian Mizode of Bayelsa United are joint top scorers with nine goals after a total of 108 of 110 fixtures played in the 2023/24 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) season.

Mizo, as he is popularly called by Bayelsa United fans, narrowly missed out on the golden boot last season to Enyimba’s Emeka Mbaoma but is on course to amend for last season miss. 

Other stats released by the NPFL Competitions Department shows that 79 wins have so far been recorded with 73 registered by home sides, while six wins were on the road and 29 draws. The season has so far recorded a total of 215 goals, an average of over 2 goals per match. Of the lot, 151 goals were scored by the home teams and 64 by the traveling teams.

Referees have awarded a total of 16 penalties, 12 were scored, while the rest four were missed. There has been seven own goals out of the 215 scored. Of the 108 fixtures, a total of 407 cautions have been issued by referees, while 11 players were expelled from games.

After MatchDay 11 games, during which Rivers United missed two matches due to international club competition fixtures, Remo Stars lead the log with 22 points, 17 goals for and nine against to have a plus eight goals surplus. The Ikenne side have equally proven to be the most prolific, banging in 17 goals. 

With just five goals conceded so far, Doma United and Bendel Insurance parade the best defensive walls. On the other hand, Bayelsa United has the worst defence, shipping in 20 goals.

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