SUNSHINE DUO CLAIM NOVEMBER HONOURS


Sunshine Stars duo of striker Akombo Ukeyima and Coach Gbenga Ogunbote have claimed the first of the NPL monthly awards.
Akombo was voted Player of the Month for November, while Ogunbote claimed the award for Coach of the Month.
The Sunshine hegemony was broken in the Goalkeeper of the Month category, where Warri Wolves Chigozie Agbim ensured that Henry Ayodele would not make it a clean sweep for the Akure team.
Sunshine made a barnstorming start to first month of the new campaign, winning three out of four games to leap to the top of the standings.
They were unlucky to give up two late goals in a 1-2 reverse to 3SC at Ibadan, but then bounced back to claim wins over Enyimba at home, Plateau on the road and then Rangers at home.
Ukeyima's goals were instrumental to those successes and saw him picked ahead of Heartland's Osas Okoro and Warri Wolves' Ehiosu Ekigho.
His boss Ogunbote, beat off stiff competition from Dolphins' Stanley Eguma and Wolves' Paul Aigbogun.
Warri Wolves went unbeaten in November, and a pivotal part of that was down to some tasty goalkeeping from Chigozie Agbim.
Dolphins Sunday Rotimi came a close second in the glove race.
On the media front, the NPL also recognized top performers adding value to the league.
Cool FM Port Harcourt's China Acheru's Sports Arena claimed the Radio Category, Channels TV won for television; SoccerStar's Emma Jemegah was voted print Writer of the Month, while Kabiru Abubakar claimed the Photographer of the Month.
The awards were voted for by the NPL's Media and Awards Committee.
All the Winners
Player of the Month: Akombo Ukeyima (Sunshine Stars)
Goalkeeper of the Month: Chigozie Agbim (Warri Wolves)
Coach of the Month: Gbenga Ogunbote
Radio: Sports Arena (Cool FM, PH)
TV: Channels
Print: Emmah Jemegah (SoccerStar)
Photographer: Kabiru Abubakar
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