NPFL: Who are the leading scorers for ongoing 2023-24 season?

NPFL: Who are the leading scorers for ongoing 2023-24 season?

The 2023-34 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) is 32 matchdays old (as at the time of writing) with a lot of drama, thrills and shocking moments.

Goalscoring is very peculiar in the NPFL owing to the nature of how teams tend to focus their energy and getting more points at home while doing the minimum away from home more often than not.

Afrosport takes a look at the players that lead the scoring charts for the season so far.

Sikiru Alimi (Remo Stars) – 14 goal goals

The Sky Blues have been in tremendous form this season with a serious hunt for the title.

They currently sit in second place and are just one point behind league leaders Enugu Rangers.

At the heart of Remo’s excellent season is Alimi who leads the NPFL scorer’s chart with 14 goals. He has been a valuable asset since he returned to the country after a two-year stint in Tunisia and Morocco.

Remo’s chances of winning a first-ever league title will certainly be down to Alimi’s goalscoring prowess.

Chijioke Mbaoma (Enyimba) – 13 goals

The People’s Elephant are the defending champions after winning their ninth league title last season.

The Aba giants are currently good for a landmark 10th crown as they sit in third place on the standings and are four points shy off the summit.

Mbaoma has been pulling the strings in front of goal for Enyimba with 13 goals to his name. That is an improvement from the previous season where he netted five goals.

With six games to go, Mbaoma could keep scoring at an impressive pace.

Albert Hillary (Plateau United) – 12 goals

Plateau United were at some stage in the running for the Premier League title but have since dropped to sixth spot and are now seven points away from the top.

Hillary is the man who has been helping the Jos outfit with his 12 goals in 24 games. His most notable moment was netting a hat-trick in a 5-1 bashing of Bayelsa United.

Plateau are however in the running for continental qualification with two points separating them from the highly-prized spot and Hillary’s goals could get them there.

Robert Mizo (Bayelsa United) – 10 goals

Bayelsa United are not in the running for the title but are rather in mid-table in 16th place.

Their battle is more of a relegation fight as they are three points away from the drop.

Key in this battle has been Mizo who has 10 goals to his name. Some of the important goals he scored came in away draws at Sporting Lagos, Heartland, a brace at home to Kwara United and a hat-trick on the opening day against Akwa United.

Mizo’s time with Bayelsa has however come to an end after he secured a move to Libyan side Al Hilal Benghazi. His absence in Yenegoa will definitely be felt.

Other goal scorers 

Ibrahim Mustapha (Kano Pillars) – 9 goals

Godwin Obaje (Enugu Rangers) – 9 goals

Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars) – 8 goals

Jonathan Alukwu (Sporting Lagos) – 8 goals

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