Okpotu, Udi Win League Bloggers Awards For July

Lobi Stars striker Anthony Okpotu and Coach Duke Udi of Sunshine Stars have
emerged the Player and Manager for the month of July in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) respectively.

According to a Press Release signed by George Akpayen, Okpotu and Udi were named winners for the monthly recognition organised by the League Bloggers Awards (LBA) on Tuesday for their outstanding performances in July.

The Lobi Stars forward claimed the player’s award ahead of Gombe
United youngster Sani Abbani, Akwa United’s Musa Newman and Godwin
Obaje of FC Ifeanyiubah.

Okpotu, who was also among the shortlists for the June award,
accounted for half of his club’s eight goals in July and provided two
assists. The Lobi Stars player scored in four consecutive matches.

He scored against the league champions Enugu Rangers and Remo Stars in
home games while his other goals were on the road at Katsina United and Enyimba.

In the Manager’s category, Udi finished ahead of Fidelis Ilechukwu of MFM FC, Fatai Amoo of 3SC and Akwa United’s Abdu Maikaba.

Udi led Sunshine Stars through six matches in July and guided them to
four wins and two defeats.

Only MFM FC under Ilechukwu matched the
record of Sunshine Stars in that month.

However, Udi’s men won two matches on the road, defeating ABS FC 4-2in Ilorin and Rivers United 1-0 in Port Harcourt to help him claim the manager’s prize for July.

Okpotu and Udi will be honoured at a later date by the LBA.

Past Winners This Season:
June, 2017
Player: Nyima Nwagua (Kano Pillars)
Manager: Ibrahim Musa (Kano Pillars)

MAY 2017
Player: Kingsley Eduwo (Lobi Stars)
Manager: Yaw Preko (FC Ifeanyiubah)

APRIL 2017
Player: Alhassan Ibrahim (Akwa United)
Manager: Abdu Maikaba (Akwa United)

MARCH 2017
Player: Stephen Odey (MFM FC)
Manager: Fidelis Ilechukwu (MFM FC)

Player: Sunday Adetunji (Abia Warriors)
Manager: Ladan Bosso (El-Kanemi Warriors)

Player: Stephen Odey (MFM FC)
Manager: Kennedy Boboye (Plateau Utd)

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