The race for the June Player of the Month award at WonderXchange has narrowed down to three exceptional contenders: Opeyemi Micheal, Tope Otaki, and Ogunleye Taiwo. Despite a relatively light fixture schedule in June, with only three matches played, these players have stood out with their noteworthy performances. Let’s delve into their standout contributions.

Opeyemi Michael (P 3, W1, D2, L0, G2)

As a forward, Michael started two out of the three games and made a substitute appearance in another. His scoring prowess was on full display as he found the back of the net twice with remarkable finishes. The first goal was a skillful lob over the goalkeeper at the Ebedei Stadium, showcasing his finesse. His second goal was a powerful long-range strike against House of Prayer FC, highlighting his shooting abilities.

Tope Otaki (P3, W1, D2, L0)

Despite usually being the second-choice goalkeeper, Otaki has recently solidified his position as the team’s primary shot-stopper. His outstanding performances in June have been nothing short of remarkable. With breathtaking saves in all three matches, Otaki has proven his worth between the posts. His standout moment came in the semifinal game in Ondo town, where he saved two penalties during the shootout. He continued to impress with eye-catching saves against Young Stars FC and House of Prayer FC in Sagamu.

Taiwo Ogunleye (P3, W1, D2, L0)

Affectionately known as “Kante,” Ogunleye has been a vital presence in the starting lineup since joining the Lions. Despite his natural position as a defensive midfielder, he has admirably filled in as a makeshift right/left back when needed. Ogunleye’s tireless work rate and exceptional ability to cover long distances on the pitch have made him an indispensable asset to the team. His tenacity, impeccable marking skills, and defensive prowess have contributed significantly to the squad’s success.

The winner of the June Player of the Month award will be determined through a vote conducted by the club’s management panel. Stay tuned to discover who will earn this well-deserved recognition for their exceptional performances.