Two
players nominated for the 2014 League Bloggers Awards (LBA) Best
Goalkeeper
Award, Theophilus Afelokhai and Olorunleke Ojo both believe they can win it
They
also agree that the field of shortlist is full of quality.
Kano
Pillars goalkeeper, Afelokhai stated that the other three nominees have put in
massive shift in the immediate past season.
“For
the first time in my career this is a list full of big performers. But I still
believe I’ve done enough to merit this award. I believe I can win it again like
I did in 2012,” said Afelokhai.
Ojo
was full of praise for the organisers and the Giwa FC goalkeeper also fancies
winning the award despite being shortlisted alongside three of the most
experienced shot-stoppers in the Nigerian top flight.
He
revealed that Afelokhai, who is also in the running for the award, has been a
source of encouragement in his career, but added that winning the award is all
he dreams about.
“I’m
very, very elated to be nominated alongside the top goalkeepers in the league.
No disrespect I also want to win the award. I’ve been encouraged by Kano
Pillars goalkeeper (Theophilus Afelokhai) and it is a dream come true. It’s a
big chance for me,” said the Giwa FC goalkeeper, Ojo.
Enyimba’s
Femi Thomas won the LBA Goalkeeper Award in 2013.
The
2014 LBA is headlined by 1960BET and supported by the League
Management
Company (LMC).
NOMINATED
FOR BEST GOALKEEPERS
•Leke
Ojo – Giwa FC
•Femi
Thomas – Enyimba
•Theophilus
Afelokhai – Kano Pillars

•Dele
Ajiboye – Nasarawa United

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