LBA announces nominees for April NPFL awards
NPFL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 16/05/2018
Four players and four head coaches have been shortlisted for the April player and manager awards respectively in the Nigeria Professional Football League by the League Bloggers Awards (LBA).The four to vie for the player's award are Lobi Stars goalkeeper Olufemi Kayode, Junior Lokosa of Kano Pillars, Emeka Ogbugh of Rivers United and Kwara United's Stephen Alfred.Stanley Eguma of Rivers United, Hamza Abara of Niger Tornadoes, Gbenga Ogunbote of Enugu Rangers and Solomon Ogbeide of Lobi Stars are in the running for the manager's prize. Kayode was influential in Lobi's performance in April with two clean sheets in four matches as well as eye-catching performances at Abia Warriors and Sunshine Stars where the NPFL leaders secured a point each.The Lobi stopper also saved a Sikiru Alimi penalty at Sunshine Stars to help his side avoid defeat in Akure on Matchday 19. The league's leading scorer Lokosa scored four times in April -- two against FC
The winners for the April awards will be announced next week.
APRIL NOMINEES PLAYERSOlufemi Kayode (Lobi Stars)Junior Lokosa (Kano Pillars)Emeka Ogbugh (Rivers United)Stephen Alfred (Kwara United) MANAGERSStanley Eguma (Rivers United)Hamza Abara (Niger Tornadoes)Gbenga Ogunbote (Enugu Rangers)Solomon Ogbeide (Lobi Stars)