Nyasa Big Bullets forward Babatunde Adepoju has won the Airtel Top 8 golden boot after scoring eight goals during the tournament.
The lanky Nigerian scored in every game that he played but could not increase his tally in Saturday’s final against Silver Strikers as he was suspended for the match after accumulating two yellow cards.
In an interview, Adepoju said although there was a gap of six goals between him and close contenders Blessings Tembo and Stain Davie, both of Silver Strikers, he did not assume that he had the golden boot in the bag.
He said: “Anything can happen in football. You wait until the final whistle goes.
“So, yes, I might have had a six-goal lead ahead of the final, but it wasn’t over yet.
“I am happy that I won the award and I thank my teammates and technical staff because without them, I could not have won it.”
Adepoju scored all four goals for Bullets in the semi-final against his former team Mighty Wanderers which the People’s Team won 4-1.
He also claimed braces in quarter-final matches against Mafco FC played over two legs. Bullets won the first leg 3-1 and the second leg 2-1.
Davie, who scored in the final during regulation time before it went into penalties, finished as the second top scorer with three goalsa