After a 0-0 result against Remo Stars, it’s now six clean sheets and 540 minutes without conceding for Doma United’s Osayi Kingdom.
A shutout against Gombe United, Bendel Insurance, Akwa United, Enyimba, and Remo Stars makes it eight clean sheets in ten games.
Only Bendel Insurance and Super Eagles goalkeeper, Amas Obasogie is close to him (four straight clean sheets and six clean sheets).
Additionally, Osayi has two assists in eight NPFL games so far with the two coming in the Savanah derby.
How Osayi Built His Kingdom In The Middle Of A Storm
Osayi’s journey has not been this smooth, having to endure relegation and a collapsed transfer to the NPFL.
At MFM FC, he watched helplessly in goal as the team lost their topflight status, losing home and away. Furthermore, the Sun meant to shine in Akure quickly dimmed after a last-minute collapse in negotiations with Sunshine Stars.
“So far so good, it has been a hell of a journey for me After going on relegation with MFM it wasn’t a good one for me. It was actually a sad one. It also gave me courage, and a push because it is never over until it’s over.”
After the nightmare at MFM, Osayi couldn’t bounce back as he faced another disappointment until he found the light at the end of the Doma tunnel.
“From MFM to Sunshine, the deal broke down at the last minute and I got an offer from Doma United through my highlights. The club chairman insisted I must come and that’s how my journey began at Doma United. Here I am today.”
Osayi’s Origins and Goalkeeping Role Model
The rave of the moment holds his academy coach dearly in his heart as the man who gave him the courage to persevere.
has been dropping impressive performances in the league through patience as advised by his coach from his time at his academy.
“With the help of my academy coach who gave me the courage to continue goalkeeping, and that it will pay off and so far so good it has been giving me that hope that I need and I am grateful to him.”
Similarly, his influences come from his role models in the form of Courtuois and former France international, Fabian Barthez.
“The goalkeeper who made me love doing this job is Courtois and I have been looking up to him. Even when I was younger, I liked Barthez. Watching him on TV he is one of the reasons why I became a goalkeeper.”
Dropping impressive performances in the league isn’t new in the NPFL as the league has seen one-hit wonders but Osayi might just be different.
“I will keep taking it one game at a time, I know it’s very difficult in the league, not being consistent. Not just me as an individual but in the league in general due to some factors”.