Stephen Odey
Nasarawa United’s coach,
Kabiru Dogo and MFM FC’s Stephen Udoh have been nominated for
Manager and Player of the month awards for March 2017.
The
League Bloggers Awards (LBA) organisers of the monthly event
on Tuesday revealed the nominees in contention for the Player and
Manager for the month of March in the Nigeria Professional Football
League (NPFL).
Four
players and four managers were picked as standout performers
including Nasarawa United’s Kabiru Dogo, Abdullahi Biffo of Abia
Warriors,
Fidelis
Ilechukwu of MFM FC and Kadiri Ikhana of Kano Pillars in the Manager
of the month category.
Enyimba
captain and former top scorer of the NPFL, Mfon Udoh, is the
big
name among the shortlists for the player’s award for March.
Others
are Nasarawa United goalkeeper Suraj Ayeleso as well as Samuel
Mathias of
El-Kanemi
Warriors and this season’s leading scorer in the Nigerian
top-flight,
Stephen Odey.
Biffo,
Dogo, and Ikhana all led their teams to 11 points each.
Ilechukwu
whose team played an additional two games in March owing to
rearranged
fixtures picked 14 points.
Nasarawa
United custodian Ayeleso put in a massive shift for his team
in
the month of March.
He
kept four clean sheets in six games. His clean sheets were against
Akwa United, 3SC and FC Ifeanyiubah at home and on the road at Lobi
Stars.
Current
NPFL top scorer Odey accounted for seven of MFM’s 10 goals in March.
El-Kanemi’s
Samuel Mathias netted three times and contributed two assists for his
team in the month under review.
Mfon
Udoh, who holds the record of most goals in a single NPFL season, was
a major actor in Enyimba’s performance in March. He scored three
goals and weighed in with an assist to cap his outing for the month.
The
winners in both categories will be announced this Thursday.
LBA
MARCH NOMINEES

MANAGERS
Kabiru
Dogo (Nasarawa United)
Abdullahi
Biffo (Abia Warriors)
Fidelis
Ilechukwu (MFM FC)
Kadiri
Ikhana (Kano Pillars)
PLAYERS

Suraj
Ayeleso (Nasarawa United)
Stephen
Odey (MFM FC)
Samuel
Mathias (El-Kanemi Warriors)

Mfon
Udoh (Enyimba)

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