ABS FC, dazzler Adeshina Issa Gata have been included in the four man nominees up for the June’s LBA player of the month alongside Anthony Okpotu of Lobi Stars, Musa Newman of Akwa United, and Nyima Nwagua of Kano Pillars.
Meanwhile, Kano Pillars unbeaten run in June have earned, the coach Ibrahim Musa, a nomination in the Manager of the month category, with Enyimba’s Gbenga Ogunbote, Bala Nikyu of Wikki Tourists and Chukwuma Agbo of Enugu Rangers.
Nwagua and Newman played a major role in their clubs’ matches in the month of June as they scored three goals each and provided one assist each.
Lobi forward Okpotu helped himself to a hattrick in the same month while Gata provided a treble of assists for ABS.
Musa and Agbo led Kano Pillars and Rangers respectively to unbeaten streaks in June but the former guided his team to three home wins and two draws on the road. Agbo oversaw Rangers’ five-match unbeaten run of two wins and three draws.
Ogunbote and Nikyu helped Enyimba and Wikki Tourists respectively to amass 10 points apiece from five matches – winning three, drawing one and losing one.
The winners for the June awards in the player and manager’s categories will be announced next week by the LBA.
LBA JUNE NOMINEES
Nyima Nwagua (Kano Pillars)
Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars)
Adesina Gata (ABS FC)
Musa Newman (Akwa United)
Ibrahim Musa (Kano Pillars)
Gbenga Ogunbote (Enyimba)
Bala Nikyu (Wikki Tourists)
Chukwuma Agbo (Enugu Rangers)