Kingsley Eduwo
The
League Bloggers Awards, LBA, has picked Lobi Stars forward, Kingsley
Eduwo and FC Ifeanyi Ubah coach, Yaw Preko as Player and Manager of
the month respectively for May 2017.

Both
of them posted superior performances with their clubs in the Nigeria
Professional Football League (NPFL) in the month under review to fend
off other contenders in the running for both categories of awards.

It
was a strong field of shortlists for the player’s award as Eduwo had
to square up with last season’s top scorer Godwin Obaje of FC
Ifeanyiubah, Enugu Rangers winger Osas Okoro and Plateau United
left-back Daniel Itodo.

At
the end, the list was trimmed to just two players, Eduwo and Obaje.
The FC Ifeanyiubah man and his Lobi counterpart were tied on three
goals apiece in May.

Eduwo
scored in Lobi’s 1-0 win at Sunshine Stars and got a double against
MFM FC while Obaje netted in FC Ifeanyiubah’s 3-0 success at Shooting
Stars Sports Club (3SC) and then scored the two goals that saw off
four-time champions Kano Pillars in Nnewi.

However,
Eduwo topped Obaje with an assist in their three-nil victory over MFM
at the Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi on 28 May when he provided the
assist for Sunday Akleche’s goal to wrap up a fine day in the office
for Lobi.

Abdu
Maikaba of Akwa United, Solomon Ogbeide of Lobi Stars and Chukwuma
Agbo of Rangers were all in line for the manager’s award alongside
Preko.

Preko,
Maikaba and Ogbeide led their teams to unbeaten streaks in May.

FC
Ifeanyiubah under Preko in May were ruthless – defeating 3SC in
Ibadan 3-0 and cruising past Kano Pillars 2-0 in Nnewi – to finish
the month as the most impressive side with no goal conceded and best
superior goal difference.

Lobi’s
Ogbeide was right on Preko’s tail but lost out by virtue of his
club’s inferior goal difference (of +4) compared to that of FC

Ifeanyiubah
(+5) despite winning their two matches as well in Akure against
Sunshine Stars and against MFM FC in Makurdi.

The
next edition of LBA will be for manager and player for the month of
June.

PAST
WINNERS THIS SEASON
APRIL
2017

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

MARCH
2017

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

FEBRUARY
2017

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

JANUARY
2017

Player:
Stephen Odey (MFM FC)

Manager:
Kennedy Boboye (Plateau Utd)

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