Former NPFL Golden Boot Winner Chijioke Akuneto Joins South African Club

Former NPFL Golden Boot Winner Chijioke Akuneto Joins South African Club

Former NPFL Golden Boot Winner, Chijioke Akuneto, has officially joined South African side Sekhukhune United, marking a new chapter in his promising football career.Former NPFL Golden Boot Winner Chijioke Akuneto Joins South African Club

From NPFL Glory to South Africa: Former Rivers United Star joins Sekhukhune United

The 25-year-old Nigerian striker made headlines in 2022 when he secured the prestigious NPFL golden boot, netting an impressive tally of 19 goals for Rivers United during the season.

His outstanding performance on the pitch played a crucial role in helping Stanley Eguma’s side clinch the NPFL trophy, a remarkable achievement for both Akuneto and the club.

The race for the golden boot was a fiercely contested one, with Akuneto overcoming tough competition from prominent names like Victor Mbaoma and Yusuff Abdulazeez.

The former Rivers United Star emerged triumphant, finishing the season three goals ahead of his closest competitors.

Chijioke Akuneto and his NPFL Golden Boot

Chijioke Akuneto and his NPFL Golden Boot award

Akuneto’s football journey has been one of determination and growth.

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Starting his professional career at MFM FC, he later moved to FC Heartland as a free agent in 2019.

After two successful seasons with the Owerri-based club, he made another significant move to join Rivers United in 2021, once again proving his value as a free agent.

However, seeking new challenges and opportunities, the talented winger decided to switch to Enyimba last season as a free agent.

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Unfortunately, despite high expectations, he faced some struggles during his tenure with the club and fell short of fulfilling the hopes that surrounded him.

Now, with a fresh start at Sekhukhune United, Akuneto is eager to rediscover his form and show his true potential once again.

The former NPFL star has already joined the club for their pre-season activities in South Africa, aiming to adapt quickly and make a positive impact on the team.

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Fans have high expectations for Chijioke Akuneto, and they anticipate seeing him shine alongside his new teammates at Sekhukhune United.

The team’s upcoming challenge against Mamelodi Sundowns on 4th August, when the DSTV Premiership resumes for the 2023/24 league campaign, will be an early test for the Nigerian forward and his new club.

Footballrover will keep a tab on Akuneto’s journey unfold as he embarks on this new footballing adventure in the highly competitive South African football league.

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