Despite having dominated the proceedings, the Flaming Oranje were unlucky to go down to the Kolkata outfit...Welcome to Goal's new I-League feature: Top and Flop. For every game, a candidate will be put forward, as chosen by Goal, who deserves recognition for achieving something special. It won't necessarily be the best player in the league - but whoever we nominate will have done something amazing. In the same vein, we will also name a player whose performance wasn’t up to the mark on the given day and eventually came to hurt his side.
|TOP: PENN ORJI
The Nigerian bagged his second successive "most valuable player" award against Sporting Clube de Goa after his good show in the 1-1 draw with United Sports Club in Kolkata. When the scores were level on Sunday, Mohammedan struck in the 32nd minute when Penn Orji beautifully visioned the run of Josimar on the left flank for the Brazilian to finish the move.
| FLOP: BOIMA KARPEH
The Liberian-born Australian may have scored a goal with a brilliant touch in the 58th minute but was guilty of wasting two good chances - once when he was set up by Rowllin Borges with a good opportunity in front of goal, but he shot despairingly wide with only the keeper to beat. The second oportunity spurned was when he directed a free header off target in another attempt.
Karpeh also lost his calm and furiously pushed rival defender Collin Abranches after the duo were involved in a war of words, giving referee Santhosh Kumar no other option than to send off the Sporting Goa striker.
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