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June 19, 2024

Ajayi leads NK Opatija to their first Croatian league title

Ajayi leads NK Opatija to their first Croatian league title

By Jacob Ajom

In a decade marked by high and lows, NK Opatija’s journeys through the ranks of Croatia football has been nothing short of extraordinary.

The suprise champions clinched the league crown with four point margin above their closet rivals; NK Kustosija FC.

Incidentally, Nigerian star Goodness Ajayi was at the centre of it all, contributing his own part in the club’s success story.

Having joined Opatija in 2022,  Ajayi brought his wealth of experience and talent to the team. His arrival has sparked excitement among fans, which makes him their favourite.

However, he led his team to their first tittle in their history. Goodness Ajayi won the Golden Boot of the league. He finished top scorer with 16 goals.

Goodness won the golden boot with 16 goals in 30 game, helping his side gain promotion to the next division.

“I feel very happy to help my team win the trophy and gain promotion, it has been a season full of ups and down’ he said.

Opatija’s league triumph is the first in the club’s history.

The 29-year-old’s story is one of perseverance and determination. Started his career from Abuja Football College as a teenager, he refused to give up his dreams of becoming a professional footballer.

Nigeria has a new football sensation in Goodness Ajayi, a talent destined for greatness. His journey from a young boy with a love for the game to a national and potentially international star is a testament to his dedication, skill, and resilience.

As he continues to make strides in his career, soccer fans around the world eagerly await the next chapter in the remarkable story of Nigeria’s football prodigy, Goodness Ajayi