Sunshine Stars goalkeeper Mustapha Lawal has been named Player of the Month for January in the Nigeria Professional Football League following a string of impressive performances for the Owena Whales in January.
The new signing shotstopper has been an ever-present for Deji Ayeni’s side since joining from NNL side, EFCC FC in the summer and claimed over half the votes for the league bloggers choice award.
A tough run of fixtures saw Sunshine Stars record three impressive wins, four draws, one loss and six cleansheets during the month of January.
Lawal was in inspired form throughout the month, making crucial saves in all of the games he featured and saw off other nominees (Rivers United striker, Ishaq Rafiu and Plateau United striker, Jesse Akila), to scupper the award.
To celebrate his award, Lawal recorded another cleansheet in Sunday’s 1-0 win against Kwara United.
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