LBA Shortlists Eight For February Awards

The League Bloggers Awards (LBA) has named four players and four
managers as its nominees for the Player and Manager in the Nigeria
Professional Football League in the month of February.

In the player’s category, Rivers United attacking midfielder Frederick
Obomate, Anthony Okpotu of Lobi Stars, Michael Olaha of Abia Warriors
and 3SC hat-trick hero, Wasiu Jimoh, are in the running for the
February edition of the LBA.

Obomate has scored three in three games for Rivers United winning them
six points from nine while Jimoh’s three goals put new boys, Mountain
and Fire Miracles (MFM) FC, to the sword earning 3SC their first full
points of the season.

Okpotu has scored twice in three appearances in the month under review
and helped his Lobi team notch up three points in their 2-1 win over
Sunshine Stars.

Olaha has featured thrice for Abia Warriors this term and all three
from the bench in which he scored twice against El-Kanemi Warriors and
Heartland. His goals have secured six points for Warriors so far.

The quartet of Fidelis Ilechukwu of MFM FC, Kennedy Boboye of Abia
Warriors, Mohammed Baba Ganaru of Kano Pillars and Godwin Uwua of Lobi
Stars will tussle for the manager’s award.

Boboye has guided Warriors to top spot after they claimed seven points
from nine, including three points from a 1-0 win on the road against
Heartland while Baba Ganaru, Ilechukwu and Uwua have helped their
teams to six points each. Unlike Baba Ganaru’s Kano Pillars, the teams
of Ilechukwu and Uwua have won a game apiece on the road.

The winners of both categories will be announced later this week.

The Nominees

Fred Obomate (Rivers United)
Wasiu Jimoh (3SC)
Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars)
Michael Olaha (Abia Warriors)

Kennedy Boboye (Abia Warriors)
Godwin Uwua (Lobi Stars)
Fidelis Ilechukwu (MFM FC)
Mohammed Baba Ganaru (Kano Pillars).

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