Akwa United and Nasarawa United dominates the nomination for April’s LBA awards, as coaches of both teams get the nod in the coach category.
The League Bloggers Awards (LBA) announced on Thursday, four niomines for the Players and Coaches categories respectively for their oustanding performances in the Nigeria Rofesional Football League (NPFL) for the month of April.
The category for the managers of the month of April includes, Kennedy Boboye of Plateau United, Nasarawa
United’s Kabiru Dogo, Ifeanyiubah’s Ghanaian manager Yaw Preko and
Abdu Maikaba of Akwa United.
The players’ shortlist has Katsina United big striker Chinedu
Udechukwu, Akwa United’s Alhassan Ibrahim, Nasarawa United defender
Yinka Onaolapo and Anthony Okpotu of Lobi Stars.
Boboye, Maikaba and Preko led Plateau United, Akwa United and FC
Ifeanyiubah respectively to unbeaten streaks in the month under
review. Dogo, named for the second time on the bounce among the LBA
nominees, suffered a 1-0 reverse at ABS FC with Nasarawa United whom
he guided to win their two other games in April but still squeezed
himself among the top-four performing managers.
In the player’s category, Udechukwu accounted for three of four goals
scored by Katsina United in the month of April while Akwa United’s
Alhassan scored four goals including a hattrick in his team’s 4-2 win
over 3SC on 2 April. Alhassan also provided the assist for Akwa
United’s winning goal at Kano Pillars.
Onaolapo did not only put in a big shift for Nasarawa United
defensive-wise, his bombing runs forward also yielded a goal and two
assists for the month of April from his right-back position.
Okpotu completes the list of nominees vying for the April player’s
award. The Lobi man helped his team to their only win of the month
under review when he netted a memorable hattrick in their 3-1 win over
The LBA will announce the winners of the player and manager’s award
for April, next week.
Chinedu Udechukwu (Katsina United)
Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United)
Yinka Onaolapo (Nasarawa United)
Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars)
Kennedy Boboye (Plateau United)
Kabiru Dogo (Nasarawa United)
Yaw Preko (FC Ifeanyiubah)
Abdu Maikaba (Akwa United)