The League Bloggers Awards (LBA) has named eight actors in the Glo Premier League as the men in contention for the Player and Manager gongs for the month of September.
Four managers, Abdu Maikaba of Wikki, Gbenga Ogunbote of 3SC, Festus Allen of Sharks and Kabiru Dogo of Nasarawa United have been nominated.
Esosa Igbinoba of Nasarawa, Bayelsa United striker Bernard Ovoke, 3SC’s Tope Orelope and Sharks defender Gabriel Orelope are in the running for the player’s award.
The eight men have been picked after due consideration and sifting of all 80 matches played in the month under review in the Nigerian top flight.
The quartet of Allen, Dogo, Maikaba and Ogunbote were the top performing coaches having taken charge of four matches apiece – all losing one each.
In the players’ category, Ovoke made a stake with a hat-trick performance while Igbinoba’s goalscoring form ensured he got in the mix of the nominees for September.
Surprise nominees are the duo of Orelope and Olalekan. Orelope’s drive and guile in midfield was one of the major reasons for 3SC’s strong show in September.
Olalekan played in all of Sharks’ four matches and put in a massive shift in defence which saw them finish the month of September as the best defensive side.
Winners for the September award will be announced on Monday.
LBA September Nominees