Abdu Maikaba
Wikki
Tourists head coach, Abdu Maikaba and his goalkeeper, Emeka Nwabulu, have been
named Manager and Player for the month of June by the Nigeria Professional
Football League (NPFL) – League Bloggers Awards (LBA).
Maikaba
and Nwabulu were among eight shortlists announced to vie for both awards last
week by the organisers.
The
Wikki gaffer edged the trio of Solomon Ogbeide (Sunshine Stars), Gbenga
Ogunbote (Shooting Stars Sports Club) and Kabiru Dogo (Nasarawa United) to win
the manager’s award for June.
Maikaba
helped Wikki to garner the most points, including wins at Ikorodu United and
victories over heavyweights Enyimba and Kano Pillars, in the month under
review. Wikki got 13 points out of 18 available which gives Maikaba 72 per cent
points gained in June.
Ogbeide,
who masterminded an unbeaten streak for Sunshine Stars, only earned 67 per cent
from total points as his team took eight points from 12 while Ogunbote also had
67 per cent points gained after 3SC amassed 10 points from 15.
However,
Dogo led Nasarawa United to three wins (all at home) out of four games in June.
Wikki
custodian, Nwabulu, kept three clean sheets in five appearances in June,
including two on the road at Ikorodu United and Heartland where his club earned
four points out of six. His other clean sheet was in the NPFL home game against
El-Kanemi Warriors (and not Enugu Rangers).
He
is named for the player’s award ahead of Shedrack Oghali (Warri Wolves),
Abdulrahman Bashir (Nasarawa United) and Hussaini Bata (El-Kanemi Warriors),
who scored three goals each in June.
Nwabulu
becomes the first goalkeeper to emerge winner in the monthly award of the
NPFL-LBA.
Maikaba
and Nwabulu will be presented their awards at a later date.
PAST
NPFL-LBA WINNERS THIS SEASON
February
2016
Player:
Frederick Obomate (Rivers United)
Manager:
Kennedy Boboye (Abia Warriors)
March
2016
Player:
Chisom Egbuchulam (Enugu Rangers)
Manager:
Imama Amapakabo (Enugu Rangers)
April
2016
Player:
Okiki Afolabi (Sunshine Stars)
Manager:
Imama Amapakabo (Enugu Rangers)

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