Anthony Okpotu is set to join an exclusive list in Tunisia as the highest goal scorer in the country’s highly-rated top flight, the Ligue1Tn, which ends today.
Fondly called the ‘Panther’ for his impressive work rate, Okpotu, who joined modest US Monastir on the eve of the current season, has scored 13 league goals this term and will be out to increase his tally on the last day of the season against Ben Guerdane.
The closest player to Okpotu is Club Africain’s Burkinabe forward, Bassirou Compaore, who has scored eight goals.
Compaore’s Club Africain have a big clash against Etoile du Sahel, as both sides seek to settle club supremacy after losing the title to rivals, Esperance.
Since joining Monastir, Okpotu has achieved several feats.
He is the first Monastir player to hit double digits and his presence has helped the modest side to their first ever qualification for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Arab club tournaments.
The influential Foot24Tn had earlier named Okpotu Best Foreigner in Ligue1Tn.
Okpotu’s feat makes him only the second Nigerian after Michael Eneramo to be crowned goal king in the Tunisian League.