Nigeria’s Okoye John Wins K-PET League Goal King Award With 41 goals


Red hot Yenicami Ağdelen Kulubu prolific goal poacher, John Okoye, has emerged as the all-time leading scorer with 41 goals in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus league on Saturday after his team secured a 3-6 win over Baf Ülkü Yurdu.

Okoye who was on 37 goals before the last league match wrapped up the season scoring four mind blowing goals away from home against 11th placed Baf Ülkü Yurdu, thus setting a new goal record in the Northern Cyprus League.

With the 41 league goals scored, John has set a record which may take ages to break in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. His exploits in front of goal has helped the North Nicosia club emerge as the champions of the K-PET League 2016/17 season.

“I’m so happy with the new goal record I set in the league and I want to thank God for this great thing he has done for me.

Yenicami Ağdelen Kulubu’s John Okoye
photo credit: Wale Quadri

“Scoring 41 league goals in my first season with my club, It’s an amazing achievement for a first timer. It has never happened before in the league, it’s the highest number of goals scored by an individual in a season,” Okoye said.

He concluded by appreciating his teammates and officials of the club “Goal scoring is not a one man show, so I want to thank all my teammates and the officials of the club for the support and words of encouragement. I would not have achieved this feat if they hadn’t supported me.”


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